I have been reading the other thread with the first class guys, man I get pumped for the chance.
It's all worth it, I love every min of it even the painful ones.
The DI's are great, some of the toughest, highly motivating, and funny men on the planet...
FYI department orders: appointments/promotions to probationary FF July 1st
-as of now 2 guys have dropped out. they couldnt handle it (period!)
yeah but in the past the run was during the academy not before you got in, and from what I have been reading and being told thats where they lost about 10-15% of the guys. I think the drop out rate will be much lower this class just because of that alone.
Also how early is everyone going to show up tomorrow. I plan to be about a little more than a hour early because this is 1st come 1st serve right?
Also am I right on assuming there is no parking around metrotech?
Yes, 2 guys have dropped but people who didn't run the 1.5mi in 13 min or couldn't do the pullups didn't get the boot-so that's something to consider.
as said before
1)make sure your **** is all together. and it helps to put in the order that the back of your sheet says. For example (social security card, copy of social security card-diploma, copy of diploma, etc)
2)all of these things at MT you should be at least 45-60 min early
3)there is parking i hear but you have to pay i always took the train
4) don't forget the sheet that has your name and what day/time your supposed to be there, every time I went down there someone forgot it and the cops wont let you in without it
5)sit in the front left side (by the windows) that's where they start, first in first out, some people might come in if the room isn't set up and move chairs and tables around just your up front on the left
just summing up what was lost in the pages form January and Febuary
2nd- With the current 6 month accademy it is only possible to put 2 classes of 300 through at a time. The City Council target attrition rate was set at 600 to 700. However those projected numbers are over a year old and very few guy are getting out at least guys I know...even those with over 20 are planning to do 25-30 at least.
In just over a year Bloomberg leaves office....the next mayor might not share this admin's desire to over hire in the rank.
Also ecconomic conditions might not improve until 09(at the earliest) It is expected by many that Wall. St. will loose many more jobs before this is all over. Taxes on Wall St. provide a not insignifigant amount of city tax revenues. Thus they might stop hiring...or slow it down signifigantly.
I'm not sure how high we are above head count but it is up there. Just look at the last classes and the assignments they got. 3 probies to many companies some houses got 5-6 total. Staten Island was jamed with guys thus bringing them almost up to par (they have no 5 man Engines on Staten Island so they are considered fully staffed at about 20 men on the roster.) A handful of B companies and a few A's with a ton of assignments to C's.
Compare that to all assignments going back to 2002...formerly it wouldn't be unusual for 3 guys to get assigned to an A or B -Engine or Truck. Transfers accross the floor or to an entirely different house were readily available to just about any neighborhood of ones choosing.
That isn't the case today.
All one can do is go about your lives and when the time comes make sure all your paperwork is in order and you are physically ready.
Hope everything goes smoothly for you all going up to metrotech tomorrow, I'm not going until the 30th.
I still have to write up statements and get them notarized about 2 small incidents I had way back, got everything else completed, just need to get a suit and the passport photo and a few copies.
Not for nothing, but I couldn't care less about how many ppl are going to quit, how many will be in each class and why, I am just getting all my ducks in a row and working my *** off to be in shape so when they call my number I will be good to go. I'd suggest you all forget about the nonsense and focus on what you can control.
I am in the current class at the rock and i developed a leg injury while training for the academy. I tried to run trough it but everyday since ive gotten the injury its been getting worse. They say that if u let them know about the situation that i may be able to get recycled to the next class or i can truck it through and risk further injury. I just wanna here ur guys advice on what i should do. Get recycled and come back 100% healthy ready to destroy their PT sessions or try to tough it out even though my leg seems to be getting worse. Any suggestions will help, im having a real problem with this decision. Motrin and ice every day and night isnt cutting it anymore. My legs throbbing as i type!!!!
And whatever shape you think ur in, its not enough. The PT is way, way higher level then it is portrayed to be. I dont know if they're just smoking us out cuz its the first week and they'll settle down next week but these PT session are nothing to play with. Even the most physically fit person will get a workout. I tought i was a push up monster until i got to the rock
the P.T. will just get harder. My friend just graduated on the 30th and he said that as it got further into the class he thought they were trying to kill them with p.t. so it's only going to get harder.
Hows It going everyone. I'm new on this Forum, I was told about it by a few Firefighters in my area. I have my Interview/Evaluation on Wednesday 07/16/08, I was wondering if anyone here could shed some light on what I should expect. Also I just finished filling out the packets and was wondering If anyone has any tips or secrets I should know.... thanks guys.
As for your leg, I don't think you will be able to complete motivation alley unless you find a bull to back you up and do all the work for you. Stick with your squad man they will get you through. Also, go to the doc and get something stronger than motrin (and get a diagnosis so you can find out if you are going to hurt it permanently if you push it), if you have a prescription you have no issue with a random test....
This offer is open to anyone training for the January class. Ive got an 84 pound XVest that sold new for well over $200, that Id like to see someone else get to use. It served me very well as I prepared for the current class, and is now collecting dust. Its in perfect condition, and ready to go.
I dont want any money for it. Just return it when done.