Leader

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse

Firehouse.com Forum Rules & Guidelines

Forum Rules & Guidelines

Not Permitted or Tolerated:
• Advertising and/or links of commercial, for-profit websites, products, and/or services is not permitted. If you have a need to advertise on Firehouse.com please contact [email protected]
• Fighting/arguing
• Cyber-bullying
• Swearing
• Name-calling and/or personal attacks
• Spamming
• Typing in all CAPS
• “l33t speak” - Substituting characters for letters in an effort to represent a word or phrase. (example: M*****ive)
• Distribution of another person’s personal information, regardless of whether or not said information is public knowledge and whether or not an individual has permission to post said personal information
• Piracy advocation of any kind
• Racist, sexual, hate type defamatory, religious, political, or sexual commentary.
• Multiple forum accounts

Forum Posting Guidelines:

Posts must be on-topic, non-disruptive and relevant to the firefighting community. Post only in a mature and responsible way that contributes to the discussion at hand. Posting relevant information, helpful suggestions and/or constructive criticism is a great way to contribute to the community.

Post in the correct forum and have clear titles for your threads.

Please post in English or provide a translation.

There are moderators and admins who handle these forums with care, do not resort to self-help, instead please utilize the reporting option. Be mature and responsible for yourself and your posts. If you are offended by another member utilize the reporting option. All reported posts will be addressed and dealt with as deemed appropriate by Firehouse.com staff.

Firehouse.com Moderation Process:
Effective immediately, the following moderation process will take effect. User(s) whose posts are determined by Firehouse.com staff to be in violation of any of the rules above will EARN the following reprimand(s) in the moderation process:
1. An initial warning will be issued.
2. A Final Warning will be issued if a user is found to be in violation a second time.
3. A 3-day suspension will be issued if the user continues to break the forum rules.
4. A 45-day suspension will be issued if the user is found to be a habitual rule breaker.
5. Habitual rule breakers that have exhausted all of the above will receive a permanent life-time ban that will be strictly enforced. Reinstatement will not be allowed – there is no appeal process.

Subsequent accounts created in an effort to side-step the rules and moderation process are subject to automatic removal without notice. Firehouse.com reserves the right to expedite the reprimand process for any users as it is deemed necessary. Any user in the moderation process may be required to review and agree to by email the terms and conditions listed above before their account is re-instated (except for those that are banned).

Firehouse.com reserves the right to edit and/or remove any post or member, at any time, for any reason without notice. Firehouse.com also reserves the right to warn, suspend, and/or ban, any member, at any time, for any reason.

Firehouse.com values the active participation we have in our forums. Please ensure your posts are tasteful and tactful. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
See more
See less

fairfax county

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • jdmedic, I sent you an e-mail through the site. If you don't receive it, and you feel comfortable posting it here, I'll contact you. I'll be in town early April, myself. In any event, I'll see you in four weeks. I'm happy to be eating my words. Congrats!
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

    Comment


    • Originally posted by edpmedic View Post
      Hello,

      Thank you for the info. I just don't know where to start and I was anitially looking in PW county due to the lower prices. I am a 31 year old male and married with one child. Schools are very important to us as well as safety. Alexandria seems to be quite far from the academy. We will be in the area April 2nd, 3rd and 4th to search for a home/apartment rental. Our budget is $1200 and need at least a 2br apartment and would like to have a porch/yard...some outdoor living. We might have to contact a realtor also. The apartment complexes that have good ratings are way over our budget. Any input you could supply would be helpful.
      If schools are the most important issue to you, you are coming to the right area, but will need to adjust your budget up a little. You can swing it for $1200, IF you are willing to be a little cramped with the kid. You are about five years to late to do it comfortablely for $1,200 a month. Add $2-300 and you will be much better off. The school triangles in Fairfax county to try to stay in will be Langley(very very tough on your budget), McLean(there are a few possibilities), Oaxton, Madison, Woodson, Robinson and Lake Braddock. If you can get into Arlington on your budget try for the Washington and Lee or Yorktown school boundries. Any of the Falls Church City schools are great, but beware that a Falls Church address in Fairfax Co could be the opposite(but not a given).
      Be for Peace, but don't be for the Enemy!
      -Big Russ

      Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.

      Originally posted by nyckftbl
      LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

      Comment


      • Originally posted by Kobersteen View Post
        Just as a note to those in similar circumstances, Alexandria is definitely not too far from the academy and a good place to get used to the County. Of course, the Alexandria mailing address goes from about Springfield all the way to the Potomac, as far south as the Mount Vernon area and as far north as Baileys Crossroads. Alexandria can be as close as 20 minutes or as far as an hour from the academy.

        It is all a balance of what you want to spend and what you can tolerate to drive.
        What he said, although there are a few neighborhoods in that area that are less than desireable, generally you are in a good location with good schools, a drive through the neighborhood will make things pretty obvious.
        Be for Peace, but don't be for the Enemy!
        -Big Russ

        Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.

        Originally posted by nyckftbl
        LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

        Comment


        • Originally posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
          If schools are the most important issue to you, you are coming to the right area, but will need to adjust your budget up a little. You can swing it for $1200, IF you are willing to be a little cramped with the kid. You are about five years to late to do it comfortablely for $1,200 a month. Add $2-300 and you will be much better off. The school triangles in Fairfax county to try to stay in will be Langley(very very tough on your budget), McLean(there are a few possibilities), Oaxton, Madison, Woodson, Robinson and Lake Braddock. If you can get into Arlington on your budget try for the Washington and Lee or Yorktown school boundries. Any of the Falls Church City schools are great, but beware that a Falls Church address in Fairfax Co could be the opposite(but not a given).
          Thank you for your insight...but you have me more confused than ever. Being that I am not from the area I only understand towns and not subdivisions in which...we only have 3 days to land a rental. Do you suggest we go through a realtor? I think Arlington may be way over priced for most people. We do feel that good schools are important but not that we need to pay $2000 plus for a small rental..YIKES
          "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

          Comment


          • Message Deleted.
            Last edited by CMCM49; 12-14-2008, 06:24 PM.

            Comment


            • New Guy Here

              Hello Everyone,

              I am in Fairfax County's process and just got word that I've passed the polygraph. I've been a visitor (stalker) of these forums for about a year now and only now decided to sign up and post. About time, right?

              Anyway, my question (you knew it was coming) is for Kobersteen or anyone else in the department with a little knowledge. I understand it's completely subjective, but:

              Can meritorious military service outweigh stupidity in one's youth?

              I was found guilty of Petit Larceny and Possession of Marijuana in 2001, when I was 19. Shortly thereafter, as a result of September 11, I joined the Marine Corps and had a very good tour, taking Marine of the Year (for my command) in 2005 and receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Acheivement medal for going above and beyond in 2006. I'm not trying to brag, I'm simply trying to determine if this will be enough to cause the guys (and gals) upstairs to overlook my youthful indescretions. I, like everyone else here probably, really want to become a firefighter. I'm just terrified that I've already made it impossible for myself.

              I know I'm a good guy, too. I just did some really dumb *****. What can I do, going forward, to prove to the department that I'm worth hiring?

              Thanks in advance everyone. This forum is pretty damn cool. I almost never post on forums, so this is saying something about this one....

              Comment


              • Originally posted by CMCM49 View Post
                So Fairfax called, and I schedule the poly/medical for early may.
                Question:
                I'm a medic, and they were trying to describe to me something about how the medics have a pre-hire training? An internship or something like that? Anyways, I've asked twice and gotten two completely different and equally confusing descriptions of this process. The medics start early, and then go to fire academy? Or what.... Anyone care to simplify for me? Im pretty confused.
                Check back to post #277 on this thread for a brief explanation.

                If you are still confused, let me know and I'll try to simplify it. It is a brand new concept, so all the bugs have not been worked out yet.
                Member IACOJ - Building crust and full of lust...

                "It's okay to to scared, just don't be chicken." - Clark

                Comment


                • Message Deleted.
                  Last edited by CMCM49; 12-14-2008, 06:24 PM.

                  Comment


                  • New Guy Here

                    Hello Everyone,

                    I am in Fairfax County's process and just got word that I've passed the polygraph. I've been a visitor (stalker) of these forums for about a year now and only now decided to sign up and post. About time, right?

                    Anyway, my question (you knew it was coming) is for Kobersteen or anyone else in the department with a little knowledge. I understand it's completely subjective, but:

                    Can meritorious military service outweigh stupidity in one's youth?

                    I was found guilty of Petit Larceny and Possession of Marijuana in 2001, when I was 19. Shortly thereafter, as a result of September 11, I joined the Marine Corps and had a very good tour, taking Marine of the Year (for my command) in 2005 and receiving a Navy and Marine Corps Acheivement medal for going above and beyond in 2006. I'm not trying to brag, I'm simply trying to determine if this will be enough to cause the guys (and gals) upstairs to overlook my youthful indescretions. I, like everyone else here probably, really want to become a firefighter. I'm just terrified that I've already made it impossible for myself.

                    I know I'm a good guy, too. I just did some really dumb (crap). What can I do, going forward, to prove to the department that I'm worth hiring?

                    Thanks in advance everyone. This forum is pretty freakin cool. I almost never post on forums, so that's saying something about this one....

                    Comment


                    • Originally posted by CMCM49 View Post
                      The Medical: What are the disqualifying factors regarding eyesight, hearing, PFT, and past medical history?
                      Hmmm... I really don't know. I know that my uncorrected eyesight is in the toilet, but I wear contacts so all is well.



                      Also..I know NREMT-P helps, which is something I have. Does CCEMT-P help? Or a B.S? If not for hiring, then for promotions?
                      CC is nice, but other than helping you in care, it really won't help or hurt you in the hiring process. By the time you get around to promotion, things will be vastly different.
                      Member IACOJ - Building crust and full of lust...

                      "It's okay to to scared, just don't be chicken." - Clark

                      Comment


                      • Test

                        What am I doing wrong that my posts aren't being posted?

                        Comment


                        • Originally posted by edpmedic View Post
                          Thank you for your insight...but you have me more confused than ever. Being that I am not from the area I only understand towns and not subdivisions in which...we only have 3 days to land a rental. Do you suggest we go through a realtor? I think Arlington may be way over priced for most people. We do feel that good schools are important but not that we need to pay $2000 plus for a small rental..YIKES
                          In Virginia you are either a town, city or county. Most "towns" are unincorporated areas with in the county. Check out the Fairfax County Public Schools website to find the areas with the best schools, but being that Fairfax is one of the top systems in the nation, you really won't go bad anywhere, you can just go good and great. You can find lots in the $1300-1500 range in the best school areas, just have to look a little harder.
                          Be for Peace, but don't be for the Enemy!
                          -Big Russ

                          Learn from the mistakes of others; you won't live long enough to make them all yourself.

                          Originally posted by nyckftbl
                          LOL....dont you people have anything else to do besides b*tch about our b*tching?

                          Comment


                          • Oops

                            Sorry to jump the gun there. For some reason my post wasn't being published and then all of the sudden it was. Strange.....

                            Comment


                            • Originally posted by DennisTheMenace View Post
                              In Virginia you are either a town, city or county. Most "towns" are unincorporated areas with in the county. Check out the Fairfax County Public Schools website to find the areas with the best schools, but being that Fairfax is one of the top systems in the nation, you really won't go bad anywhere, you can just go good and great. You can find lots in the $1300-1500 range in the best school areas, just have to look a little harder.
                              A realtor showed me several apartments today, one looked "so-so", the others were in various states of disrepair. I was told that a rent budget of $1200-1300 puts us at "the bottom of the barrel", and this is the best that I can expect. If our situation doesn't improve tomorrow, We'll have to increase our budget, probably to $1400-1500/month. I'll definitely need a second job. Does anyone know of any good interfacility ambulance companies in DC/NOVA? Also, about how much per hour is standard for a transport company, or an er tech? Thanks.
                              "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

                              Comment


                              • Originally posted by edpmedic View Post
                                A realtor showed me several apartments today, one looked "so-so", the others were in various states of disrepair. I was told that a rent budget of $1200-1300 puts us at "the bottom of the barrel", and this is the best that I can expect. If our situation doesn't improve tomorrow, We'll have to increase our budget, probably to $1400-1500/month. I'll definitely need a second job. Does anyone know of any good interfacility ambulance companies in DC/NOVA? Also, about how much per hour is standard for a transport company, or an er tech? Thanks.
                                If you were to apply as an ER tech within the inova health systems you could make 15 an hour with your experience. Not great but not terrible for the position. If I were you man I'd honestly look 45 mins west or 45 minutes south. You dont want to strain your family life working two stressful jobs like that. Your quality of life would suck.

                                Comment

                                300x600 Ad Unit (In-View)

                                Collapse

                                Upper 300x250

                                Collapse

                                Taboola

                                Collapse

                                Leader

                                Collapse
                                Working...
                                X