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  • dday05
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    Originally posted by RMFD8469 View Post
    You guys are missing what I said. They are making me go through the whole thing again. from scratch. I continued on schedule right after i got hurt. I just didn't get to do a few (3) practicals. I finished ALL of the classwork and testing on each topic.
    We understand what you have said! Every one who posted has had some good points mentioned. And whats the big deal? I know it sucks or what not, but atleast you still will have the job right? Is it right? I don't know, I don't make the rules, so either follow the rules or hit the road.

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  • callaway75
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    RMFD, It sucks that you have to repeat probie school, but it ain't a bad deal considering you could have been bounced entirely. A recruit from my job was injured in the academy not too long ago and got rolled back, he said it was much easier the second time because he kept in shape, and knew what to expect. Help the guys out in the next class, and don't get too down about it. Keep your chin up, the reward is worth the hard work, believe me. This job gets better every day..

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  • jccrabby3084
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    Originally posted by RMFD8469 View Post
    You guys are missing what I said. They are making me go through the whole thing again. from scratch. I continued on schedule right after i got hurt. I just didn't get to do a few (3) practicals. I finished ALL of the classwork and testing on each topic.
    It is not we missed what you said...it is you didn't pick up on some advice. I don't know how your department operates and this can be normal SOG. The thing is you have not completed the academy because of your injury. If completing everything is the requirement to get the badge than so be it. Even though you are in training, you are not a sworn FF until you have the badge.

    Make the best of the situation, you will be heads above the rest, this is a chance to shine. Look at it this way...they are not kicking you out, you are an investment, you are still getting paid. You may have to suck up some office type work for awhile, and meaningless tasks, but you still will get to be a FF. I doubt you are losing any seniority and once you graduate with the next class you'll be right where you want to be. You are being given a pretty good deal....you don't have to go through all the job testing stuff again.

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  • RMFD8469
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    You guys are missing what I said. They are making me go through the whole thing again. from scratch. I continued on schedule right after i got hurt. I just didn't get to do a few (3) practicals. I finished ALL of the classwork and testing on each topic.

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  • CaptainGonzo
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    If you really want the job, you'll do what it takes to get through the Academy.. even starting at the point where you left.

    The Massachusetts Fire Academy does the same thing.. go out injured in a recruit class, you come back and pick up where you left off.

    Those are the breaks, but as my signature states... the firehouse isn't a democracy and it ain't Utopia.. suck it up and deal with it!

    PS: I hope you learned from the incident that you always make sure to check to see if this "person" is on the ladder....

    "Pawlz R. Locked!"

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  • RMFD8469
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    I have to re-do it all....starting with orientation day... the P.T. at 6 every morning... the bag lunch every day.... just like a new hire.

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  • jccrabby3084
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    Happens everyday in the military. If you get injured in basic training they put you back to another company starting where you got injured.

    In your case...yeah that sucks, but really is it that bad? Maybe you just have to redo the stuff you missed and instead of doing it one on one, they'll wait until there are more. This way you are still part of a team. All the practicals for FF1, FF2 etc are done as a team.

    Look at it this way...you'll already have all the knowledge from class and you have a great opportunity to serve as a role model and mentor to those in the new class. Make the best of the situation given to you.

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  • RMFD8469
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    Recycled???

    Hello,

    I started the recruit academy for my department on october 9th, '06. We have a week and a half to go now. On dec. 22nd, Myself and another recruit were raising a 35ft two section ladder in ground ladders class. I was on the halyard. Well, the ladder began to fall and it was almost fully extended. I instinctively tried to help my partner regain control of the ladder. When I let go of the halyard, the dogs were not locked, I thought they were, so the fly sec. came sliding down and struck my right pinky finger. It cut right through my glove, and basically took all the skin and flesh off the top of the finger for about an inch. Also, it ripped the tendon away from the bone. I was taken to the hospital and was treated and released. I saw an orthopoedist the next week and was placed on light duty. Long story short, I was unable to coplete ladders, search and survival, and fire streams due to the injury and the splint/wrapping. I have passed, with an 80 or better, EVERY single FFI and II class and certification test, even the ones that I just listed, (I was just unable to do the practicals).
    Today I was pulled from class (structural fire attack began today, simulated) And told that I was to be "recycled" and would have to go back through recruit training with the next group of new hires beginning in august. I am heartbroken and don't know exactly what to do now. This academy has been the absolute hardest thing I have ever been through. All this time, I have been under the impression that I would just have to make up the practicals that I missed at the first available opportunity. Now they put this on me, saying, not in so many words that, "if you want to stay, this is what you'll do. I have no problem making up what I need to. No problem at all, I've been expecting that. But to me this feels like I'm being puninshed for getting injured. Has anyone else ever had anything similar happen to them?

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