Excite begins as letters go out.
For those of you who might not have gotten the packet of info and as it has been stated in a couple of posts, infomation has been received by candidates, I don't know to what number but someone posted 2000 (cannot confirm this) there are 4 scheduled three hour prep courses. Candidates can, if they want (optional), come to one of the prep courses and get an overview of the CPAT test, a nutritional guide line, overview of the FDNY's free 12-week Physical Preparation Program, registration for the free 12-week Physical Preparation Program AND distribution of your free 6-month membership to the New York Sports Club.
They say in the letter, "This is an opportunity you will not want to miss. It is critical to learn the techniques to master the CPAT. Only those who pass the CPAT will continue on the path towards the best job in the world."
The dates are Jan. 22, 24 and two classes on the 26. I called them and have a class on the 26th. The person taking the information is very nice and wished me good luck.
The medical clearance form needs to be filled out by you and your doctor to begin the first class of the Physical Preparation Program scheduled for Feb. 4, 2008. This PPP opportunity will be given to every candidate prior to each class entering the Academy. Only those candidates who have reached his/her 21st birthday on or before June 30, 2008 will be eligible for appointment for the June 2008 Fire Academy Class.
Later in the spring, the candidate will be scheduled for a MANDATORY separate orientation and practice session to familiarize you, the candidate, with the actual CPAT test apparatus at the actual location where you will be tested. Nothing about if you actually get a practice run and if you pass the practice run you get a by.
Hope this helps those who have not received the packet. Stay cool and calm, your chance is coming. Although I have to admit it's hard to stay cool and calm. Good luck to all.