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  • Originally posted by CMCM49 View Post
    When will they be notifying the next group of recruits? When's that class slated to start?....
    no news on the 127th.

    They are cutting down to two classes per year so the next one is supposed to be around February of 2009 when the 126 ends theirs. The soonest they'll send out invites to the 127 is november, and thats if they have it.

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    • We'll finally after 5 months of waiting I'm back here in Virginia for my polygraph/medical test...

      Does anybody have any advice for the polygraph test? I'm nervous about taking this test considering I've never taking one before.

      Thank you
      The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

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      • Originally posted by FirefighterPEP View Post
        We'll finally after 5 months of waiting I'm back here in Virginia for my polygraph/medical test...

        Does anybody have any advice for the polygraph test? I'm nervous about taking this test considering I've never taking one before.

        Thank you

        This isn't intended to be a smartass answer... just tell the truth.

        There will be a fairly comprehensive 'interview portion' prior to being hooked up. Just go back and forth with the examiner until you can come up with an answer you are comfortable with. "Have you stolen more than a billion paperclips from prior employers?" "No."

        Polygraphs work by detecting increases in heart rate, breathing pattern and rate and other such things. The important part is to remain as consistent as possible. During the time I was hooked up, I found a spot on the wall and concentrated on it.

        I know that there are those who say you can beat the polygraph... I'm sure there are people who can, but I just have no interest in doing that.

        Another thing to remember is that a rejection due to results of a polygraph are not the end of the world... trust me on that one.

        Good luck!
        Member IACOJ - Building crust and full of lust...

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

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          Last edited by CMCM49; 12-14-2008, 06:06 PM.

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          • Originally posted by Hareeqah View Post
            That's good news about the instructor. Thanks jklm128. So who is he/she? Any info about his/her history or instructing style that might help us to know ahead of time? Thanks for any advice!
            he's very experienced, graduated from the 56th(57 or 58 i don't remember) recruit school. He was an apparatus tech/driver for years. He has a calm demeanor but is very strict. His lectures are very in depth and interesting. He keeps it lively with his jokes. Along with him you get Lt. Davidson who is also knows what he's talking about. He is the most knowledgable guy there, always asks you questions from day 1, so be on guard. If he doesn't know an answer you ask, he'll find out by the end of the day, guranteed.

            Originally posted by southsidepyro View Post
            Does anybody know how many 125 started with and how many are graduating?
            started off with 40 and ended with 33.

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            • Thank you for the info Kobersteen.
              The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

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              • I'm also going down for the medical and polygraph tomorrow and friday, and I'm curious as to what you guys wore to the medical and what kind of "light snack" you took. I'm worried after 12 hours of not eating I'm not going to feel too hot on the treadmill (I like to eat).

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                • Originally posted by wre722 View Post
                  I'm also going down for the medical and polygraph tomorrow and friday, and I'm curious as to what you guys wore to the medical and what kind of "light snack" you took. I'm worried after 12 hours of not eating I'm not going to feel too hot on the treadmill (I like to eat).
                  whatever you would wear if you had to run on a treadmill. As for light snack, they offer it to you after the blood drawing. Water is available there also. If you're the hungry type, bring whatever you like.

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                  • Originally posted by wre722 View Post
                    I'm also going down for the medical and polygraph tomorrow and friday, and I'm curious as to what you guys wore to the medical and what kind of "light snack" you took. I'm worried after 12 hours of not eating I'm not going to feel too hot on the treadmill (I like to eat).
                    Like JK said, light workout clothes. Gym shorts, t-shirt and running/walking shoes. They have juice, but I'd bring a granola bar or the like. Save the triple cheeseburger until after you leave the OHC...

                    You'll do fine.
                    Member IACOJ - Building crust and full of lust...

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

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                    • Both days were relatively painless, I guess now its back to frantically checking the mail everyday.

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                      • employment

                        so what your saying is if your not a medic or emt your
                        problay not getting hired or not getting hired anytime soon????

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                        • Originally posted by FFMike702 View Post
                          so what your saying is if your not a medic or emt your
                          problay not getting hired or not getting hired anytime soon????
                          EMT certification has no bearing on your being hired or not. As for ALS certification, it certainly helps. But, for example, the 126th Recruit School beginning August 18, has 39 rookies, 11 are ALS.

                          To me, that means that non-ALS personnel are still being hired.

                          Good luck!
                          Member IACOJ - Building crust and full of lust...

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

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                          • 126 on deck!!!
                            "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those willing to work and give to those who are not." Thomas Jefferson

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                            • Originally posted by edpmedic View Post
                              126 on deck!!!
                              nice, we'll be coming back and running with you guys soon.

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                              • Hey all, I just finished going through all this info and I still have a question... I finished the hiring process and was put on the waiting list in March 07, so it's coming up on 18 months without hearing anything... I understand that the list is long and it takes awhile, but at what point do you give up and apply again? Is it pretty unlikely I'll be contacted at this point?

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