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  • Heard it was a medic class and they've been busy gettin it together.

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    • Whoa wait a minute. There's a new class in October?! Man I hope I make the cut. Good luck to all who applied. I'm a EMT-I and heard only P's are getting in lately.

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      • Good luck to all who applied and was accepted.

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        • Originally posted by surgeo View Post
          Whoa wait a minute. There's a new class in October?! Man I hope I make the cut. Good luck to all who applied. I'm a EMT-I and heard only P's are getting in lately.
          One and the same, it's the 129th class thats beginning in the winter. Half the medics will go through the academy, and then to their respective stations for their medic internship with the county before the suppression portion of their class, where the entire class is there; all the medics and the emt's.

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          • Im going to FF this month for three days of testing because im from out of state. Does anyone how it works? Like what if you fail a test do they send you home? Because all of my tests are already scheduled. Also, does anyone have advice? Like, should I check out a station or not because im in the testing process? If any one could give me any insight it would be appreciated.

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            • The 129th just graduated this past Friday. They will enter their Paramedic Internship.

              The 130th starts Oct 12th. The class is filled. Recruitment now will be for future classes.

              Seems they are hiring only Paramedics at this time. This has been the case since the 127th.

              As for failing a test...can't answer that. I passed them all the first time. You may be able to make an appeal. Again, I don't know for sure.

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              • Have the FFX physical exam next month. What can I expect from the fitness and exercise portion?? I have no Idea what they look for.

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                • Originally posted by Slikrthnu View Post
                  Have the FFX physical exam next month. What can I expect from the fitness and exercise portion?? I have no Idea what they look for.

                  Look at this...... http://www.studyguidezone.com/cpattest.htm

                  It may answer some of your concerns.
                  Stay Safe and Well Out There....

                  Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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                  • Sorry, I meant medical. cpat was fun. Don't know why people stress out over that part.

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                    • Looking Good

                      Heard from a good source fairfax has applied for the 2010 safer grant. This may mean the possibility of them hiring some firefighter EMT's . I also talked to Lt. Ray and she said that that they r looking to put in a class of ff/emt nect fall.

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                      • Originally posted by Slikrthnu View Post
                        Sorry, I meant medical. cpat was fun. Don't know why people stress out over that part.
                        Vision, hearing, peak flow spirometry, blood work, pee test, fit test for the N95 and your SCBA facepiece, and a physical/ECG with the doc. Remember to bring your poop (hemoccult) cards.

                        It amazes me that many show up to the CPAT unprepared. Others still end up vomiting on the first academy run that's maybe a slow mile or two. I don't feel that showing up to testing and also the academy in top shape is asking too much, considering that it's a physical job that can take place in extreme conditions and all. The CPAT standards are low to begin with anyway, when compared to the actual demands of the job.
                        "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 james077 View Post
                          Heard from a good source fairfax has applied for the 2010 safer grant. This may mean the possibility of them hiring some firefighter EMT's . I also talked to Lt. Ray and she said that that they r looking to put in a class of ff/emt nect fall.
                          They're going to need FF's at some point. The callback (OT) for FF's has been steadily increasing for some time. Up to a point, it's actually more cost effective to pay out OT rather than hire, due to the costs of fringe benefits, hiring and trainining for new recruits. But, they're going to be under headcount at some point, if not already. I asked one of my officers if there was a way to see the actual numbers regarding headcount at easch position. There is a resource for that. When I see them again, I'll try and find the info.
                          "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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                          • just got my email w/ my paper work for my cpat on Dec. 18th anyone get theres yet?

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                            • Originally posted by FFEMTlieut804 View Post
                              just got my email w/ my paper work for my cpat on Dec. 18th anyone get theres yet?
                              Did my CPAT for them in the beginning of August....
                              FDNY Exam 2000
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                              2012-2013 exam
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                              • ya i didnt have to do the written just seeing if anybody else is going the 18th. did you get like 3 things you had to fill out?

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