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    I am 5'8.. YEA I AM SHORT.. It sucks, but I get by.. lol
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    Lol. I am just hoping the summer flies by and Jan is here b4 we know it. Usually want the summer to be here but not this yr.

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    Don't get me wrong I know a guy about 5'5" who is a truckie so this is just a generality.
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    We just have to look at it this way.. You have another six months to continue working out, running and keeping that level of fitness thats required..
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    Exactly, I've been training everyday for it. I have been running everyother day and weights the other days.

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    That's it bro.. Keep it up and before you know it, we'll pounding the pavement at the rock.. Time flies by.. The year just started (or at least is seems that way) and Its already mid june.. Where have I been these past 6 months.. That's what happens when you keep busy.. Another 6 months is a cake walk.. The anxiety is what will drive us ALL insane..
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    Ain't that the truth. I just hope that if everything is good and we are in a qualifed status that they will tell us if we ask so we have an idea of what to plan for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy2times View Post
    Yeah I hear something like that also. Because if you in a house and you get lost, no matter what you could follow the hose line to get out. On Ladder you have to remember the house and were the windows are...
    It's good to remember the basics, but as a member of a Ladder company, you may not be going in or coming out where the lines are stretched. OV and Roof.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy2times View Post
    If the FDNY is only gonna train 300 rookies at a time, Why did they reach 817 list numbers? for the 2 class of 2008? Does anybody know if maybe the FDNY will have bigger classes since there only gonna have 2 classes a year instead of the 4 classes they used to .....?
    The department has been running classes of 300+ for about two years now. These are the bigger classes.
    Cuzzz also got it right with the reasons for the numbers there. (817 / 315 = 2.59) This gives you the ~2:1 ratio it takes to fill a position. Some reasons for it: People may be under the minimum age to accept the appointment, have to serve out their military commitment, failed CPAT, failed run*, failed background, failed medical, deferred.
    I remember I sat next to a cop on day one who was on for 5 years. He didn't come back for day two. Sucks for the guy who could've been in his spot.
    Quote Originally Posted by LIfire31 View Post
    From what i've heard is that you do 1/2 your probation time in a ladder co, and the other 1/2 in an engine co.
    I can't speak for every house, because there may be some out there that do it that way. As it is now, guys coming out of the 6 month academy only have 6 months in the house until they finish probation. A helluva lot shorter than guys previously had.
    Mostly, when you are assigned to your company, be it Engine or Truck, that is what you finish your probation on. Part of "doing the right thing" is picking up tours for guys and often that will involve crossing the floor to the other rig for a tour. Roster tours you will do with your company.

    Just remember this for now: There will be A LOT of information being thrown at you regarding UFA, medical benefits, dental, pension, 457, ITHP, 50% indicator. My head is spinning thinking about all that again. Don't worry too much about where you want to be assigned right now.

    I'll get to the other question.....
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    I don't care what house I go or what kind of company. Just give me a chance. That's all i'm asking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy2times View Post
    For a rookie what company is more intense Engine or Ladder? Could you let us know the pros and cons of the two?
    Quote Originally Posted by Cuzzz2259 View Post
    I've heard that Engine companies is where you want ot start off. I don't know how true or accurate of a statement that is...
    There are a lot of brothers on the job that feel one should start out on an engine and then if you want, transfer to a truck. Being on an engine gives you an understanding of how fire behaves, and how we react to it.
    Fire eventually goes out, but then you're just looking at having saved the foundation. Here that could mean you saved an entire block of foundation. Fire gets put out by generally one means; applying copious amounts of water. The one holding the nozzle is the one who does that.
    I love the saying, "One guy put out the fire, while 150 guys helped him."

    Which is more intense? I can't commit to either one. They are both equally important. Truck goes in to locate the fire and victims, and if possible hold the fire until the engine company comes in with their line.
    Engine operates as a team to stretch a line and make a push.
    Truck has various positions that have to operate independently but in a coordinated manner. One of the tougher things about being on a truck is that you have to get to the fire floor or above with all your tools and equipment, AND THEN go to work. Stretching a hoseline is no picnic either. This is where physical fitness comes into play.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy2times View Post
    That's a great answer!...a FF once told me "Engine Co goes to the "burn unit" while Ladder Co goes to the award ceremonies"....
    That was a great answer. I feel that if you're not a buff in some way coming onto the job, you're not into the job.
    I can't think of any con's yet. Pro's? I love this job and can't wait to go back to work.

    Just remember, one of your DI's you meet will say this at some point, "This job is bigger than you."

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    Bam, can you give us any kind of idea of what goes on for the processing day? We have to be there Monday. All we've been told is that it's a full day of paperwork but I'm wondering what they cover. Also, anybody that has trouble with pullups, check out this website. www.westernmarineofficer.com/Armstrong. It works, and it doesn't take alot of time to do.

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    Expect a little yelling , some running around, standing at attention, sitting at attention, A LOT of paperwork.
    I can't recall what the first day's paperwork included. Just make sure you have a couple extra pens.
    Bring an extra $9 money order for the guy that forgets his.
    Make sure you have copies of marriage cert, divorce decrees, children's birth certificate(s), immunization records, etc.
    Have the addresses of any next of kin/emergency contact handy.
    Know your's and any significant other's social security numbers.
    It's pretty straight-forward.
    Just don't forget the money order. Or picture ID and your appointment letter for that matter.




    SALMON!
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    Congrats to everyone going in to the new class. I hope to be hot on your tail.. Can anyone tell me whose been through it recently about the medical. If you do fail the stairs and have to re-test them, do they make you go through the whole deal again like vitals etc., or do you just come back and get thrown on the stepmill again? Thanks gentlemen...

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    Also, you need to find out where the closest fire house is to your apartment in the city. For me, its Engine 319 but find out which one it is for you, i hear they ask you so they can notify that rig to check up on you if your AWOL or something along those lines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    There are a lot of brothers on the job that feel one should start out on an engine and then if you want, transfer to a truck. Being on an engine gives you an understanding of how fire behaves, and how we react to it.
    Fire eventually goes out, but then you're just looking at having saved the foundation. Here that could mean you saved an entire block of foundation. Fire gets put out by generally one means; applying copious amounts of water. The one holding the nozzle is the one who does that.
    I love the saying, "One guy put out the fire, while 150 guys helped him."

    Which is more intense? I can't commit to either one. They are both equally important. Truck goes in to locate the fire and victims, and if possible hold the fire until the engine company comes in with their line.
    Engine operates as a team to stretch a line and make a push.
    Truck has various positions that have to operate independently but in a coordinated manner. One of the tougher things about being on a truck is that you have to get to the fire floor or above with all your tools and equipment, AND THEN go to work. Stretching a hoseline is no picnic either. This is where physical fitness comes into play.

    That was a great answer. I feel that if you're not a buff in some way coming onto the job, you're not into the job.
    I can't think of any con's yet. Pro's? I love this job and can't wait to go back to work.

    Just remember, one of your DI's you meet will say this at some point, "This job is bigger than you."

    FFBAM I'm sure I speak for most of us reading/following this thread ..... If I ever get to meet you in person one day .... The 1st .... 2nd .... & 3rd round of drinks is on me! Thx's for all the great info! Your part of what makes this thing we have so good! (The 6019 THREAD)
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    Bam, what's the penalty for not having the immunization records? We weren't told to obtain them and my doc is out of town for the week. I have some old ones from the military hopefully that will do. The other stuff I got. Thanks for all the good info; I think I speak for anyone on this thread in saying you've been one hell of a big help.

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    The appointment letter said IF available bring them, so I can't imagine them going crazy over it. I don't think I'll be able to get a copy for tomorrow either, but I'm not worrying about it.

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    Good, you have the letter in front of you.
    So IF you have them, bring them. Not everything will be asked for on day one and I can't remember what was, so if you have them good. If not, don't sweat it too much.

    Plus, you're welcome. There's lots guys from previous classes here, but haven't seen too many of them lately. I just realized last week that you guys were coming in for swearing in Monday and hadn't seen too info but rather more speculation so I thought I'd throw some two cents in.

    It's an exciting day tomorrow, but try to get some sleep tonight. It will be a long day.
    Don't be the one they find starting to doze off.
    The Three A's: All-stars, @ssholes and Anonymous. You choose only one.

    We are at work at least an hour early. Not walking in the door, but ready to ride by the top of the hour. Make sure you're through the gate and inside well before the time it says to arrive.

    I'm sure I'll be on later tonight, but if not;
    Congatulations.
    Good luck.
    Hang tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    Good, you have the letter in front of you.
    So IF you have them, bring them. Not everything will be asked for on day one and I can't remember what was, so if you have them good. If not, don't sweat it too much.

    Plus, you're welcome. There's lots guys from previous classes here, but haven't seen too many of them lately. I just realized last week that you guys were coming in for swearing in Monday and hadn't seen too info but rather more speculation so I thought I'd throw some two cents in.

    It's an exciting day tomorrow, but try to get some sleep tonight. It will be a long day.
    Don't be the one they find starting to doze off.
    The Three A's: All-stars, @ssholes and Anonymous. You choose only one.

    I'm sure I'll be on later tonight, but if not;
    Congatulations.
    Good luck.
    Hang tough.
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