Poor horse :rolleyes:
Was out at the Quartermaster today and saw something there that hasn't been covered lately; bags.
QM has a black duffel bag for $29.99.
My recommendation; don't buy it. It's a POS. A lot of guys bought it and it was falling apart within a week.
Underarmour makes a really good bag that held up for me and most others. You'll be instructed to buy a unmarked bag, but that is hard to do these days without the Nike Swoosh or other logos out there. You'll be putting tape over these logos anyways.
If not these, something with a good rigid bottom to it. That'll make holding it over your head just slightly easier ;) . Nothing like trying to hold your >30# bag over your head that's acting like a bag of potatos. (sp?) Hint: Lock your elbows.
Day one: Orientation
You'll hit a homerun if you show up with an extra $9 money order. (Still $9 right?)
Extra pen or two.
Start stocking up on duct tape.
Show up at least an hour early.
Button ALL the buttons on your suit's coat.
Stay off the.....
When you guys come in through the housewatch area, you'll see several helmets mounted on the wall. Each helmet represents a member who died in the line of duty in or during a foreign conflict. There is a book there giving detail of where they were in the service of our country.
The 1918 Influenza Epidemic
Argonne Forest WWI
Battle of the Bulge
You'll be freaking out at that point, but so you guys know, that is what those are representing.
I haven't gone running since my MTA police physical this past Jan 2008. I did the 1 1/2 mile run around the park by my house in 10:52. What time are they looking for in order for you to pass before the academy starts?
thank you ffbam.
I currently live in Chicago and I took the CFD test back in '06. I also took the FDNY test 6019. The way they give you your eligible list number in Chicago is not by your grade, but by your SS#. so im in the 8000's. So I knew it was going to be a while. So I started testing other places. Such as NYC. my list number for the FDNY is 20##. And as I have been reading this thread, I realize that DCAS is getting closer and closer to my number. when do I have to move to NYC? soon? Is there anything else I should be doing also? I'll move in a heartbeat. I just want to be a firefighter more than anything. I hope you New Yorkers don't mind working with someone from Chicago.
I'm off to bed in a little bit, best of luck to everyone tomorrow morning.
Hello everyone, I recently received a packet for processing on July 30th and a DCAS letter for CPAT orientation on June 25th and 28th. Would anyone know if the vision exam will be during either of these events? I'm scheduled for LASIK in early August and wanted to know if I'd be alright. Thanks for any info! For what its worth, my list number is mid 1700s.
There were about 200 people there. I think 95%+ of the people passed the run. Monday is processing, sometime this week (depending on how they break us up) is when we meet with the quartermaster for gear. Tuesday, July 1st, is day 1.
Congrats to everyone else for passing. Probie school is here...
what up ladies.. passed here too. they broke us into groups of four for the run, the course itself was pretty nice, lots of shade and the second half is mostly downhill. getting that letter today was quite a feeling. congrats to everyone that passed. I only saw one guy that failed. 95% + attended the cpat prep classes at the rock, and the lone guy, well didn't really attend by his own accordance.
Good job guys, I envy all of you! Good luck next month, and the following months to come!
One more thing that I can say, 817 is the confirmed number they got to for this class. Besides the one guy that failed, around 10 guys(just under I think) didn't show up at all. They told us that about 315 candidates are going into the class. Everyone that passed the run got the chance to accept an appointment once completing it.
And the yelling has surely begun.
Passed about 12:30 something. 50 guys per group. Only 1 guy failed if even that. I overheard everybody passed though. See u guys on monday, the yelling brings me back to boot camp in the army, it felt good.
"Remedial" is gone now. The Lt. made it seem like it's highly encouraged but it's not mandatory as per the city, b/c they aren't going to pay you any more for you putting in "extra" time. A lot of bs in my opinion. They said they can't even call it remedial anymore. We still have to do the push ups and stuff, along with another run. I finished in just under 11, but I wasn't trying to set any land speed records. There was quite a few guys that finished just paces in front of the 13min pace runners. Quite a few.