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  • ffspo0k
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    Some of you were making comments about testing for terminology, which wouldn't have struck me, except for something else I noticed in the past. On the 9/11 documentary, the probie is enroute to a fire run and asks one of the guys "do you want me to grab that long thing with the hook" and then showed him on the scene with a pike pole.

    Is this something not learned at the academy, or just two coincidences...

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  • MIKEYLIKESIT
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    Then I REALLY feel for the lad who made it on national t.v. his first day on the job during the blackout. I seem to think it was Ladder 4...ABC

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  • UsingAllHands
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    EFD, that's more or less the gist of it. This guy is obviously a vollie with SFD. There are guys on the job who volunteer on the outside, but it isn't something you advertise, especially as a Probie.

    Nobody wants a probie who thinks he's been there/done that or 'knows it all.' They need to be respectful, quiet, and learn it our way, from us.

    While it may not necessarily be such a bad thing to have volunteer experience prior to getting on the job, the idea of making it seem shameful or embarrassing to the new guys is a way of forcing them to be humble. By forcing them to be humble, we can mold them from scratch and accomplish the above objectives.

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  • EFD840
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    Thanks for asking captstanm1. I've been trying to keep up too.

    We've had three of our volunteers get jobs at an area career department and they all tried to keep their vollie experience a secret while in rookie school and as probies. Apparently it draws a lot of extra (but good-natured) ribbing.

    Maybe the same thing?

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  • captstanm1
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    Ok Artie.....fill me in....I know I am old but I am not following this....even though I read it over and over...

    This guy matt is a vollie in FDNY....of still a vollie somewhere else after going to work for FDNY....

    I am so confused

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  • E229Lt
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    We, the jury find the graduate, Matt Wilson, Guilty as charged

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  • SFDny15
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    Originally posted by UsingAllHands


    Don't forget (my personal favorite):
    4-What do you wear on your back going into a fire?


    A word of caution, though... A lot of the Rockland Vols are pretty big FDNY buffs, so this kid may pass your test. In fact, I'm fairly certain there have been a few guys from the job that taught at the Rockland Fire Academy. I think I remember reading that Andy Fredericks used to be an instructor there.

    Not that any of that matters, just start calling the kid "Chief" anyway. Guilty until proven innocent...LOL
    Yep, Andrew Fredericks (RIP) was an instructor at Rockland FTC. Gary Siegel, former FDNY Extrication Instructor also works here. Mark Wesseldine from Ladder 58 taught those fine Probies I mentioned above at Academy, he is also a Rockland instructor. There are quite a few instructors at the RCFTC who work in the city.

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  • UsingAllHands
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    Originally posted by E40FDNYL35
    We will know if he is a Volley. Here is one of the tests.
    1-What do you call the end of the hose line ?
    2-What do you call the 6’ pole with the pointy thing at the end ?
    3-What do you call then things the Firemen ride in ?
    Don't forget (my personal favorite):
    4-What do you wear on your back going into a fire?


    A word of caution, though... A lot of the Rockland Vols are pretty big FDNY buffs, so this kid may pass your test. In fact, I'm fairly certain there have been a few guys from the job that taught at the Rockland Fire Academy. I think I remember reading that Andy Fredericks used to be an instructor there.

    Not that any of that matters, just start calling the kid "Chief" anyway. Guilty until proven innocent...LOL

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  • E229Lt
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    We usually keep it simple and just ask the new guys to go get a pike pole. If they get a hook, they're busted.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    We will know if he is a Volley. Here is one of the tests.
    1-What do you call the end of the hose line ?
    2-What do you call the 6’ pole with the pointy thing at the end ?
    3-What do you call then things the Firemen ride in ?

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  • E229Lt
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    So, Matt's a Volly?

    What rank?

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  • leatha4eva
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    Does anyone have a list of all the probies and their assignments?
    Thanks.
    -steve

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  • UsingAllHands
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    Volley Probies

    Hehehe...Let the games begin! Sfd didn't even realize he was giving his friends up...lol... word has probably reached his firehouse by the time you are reading this. 4 Truck is in the same Bn as 40/35.
    Last edited by UsingAllHands; 08-15-2003, 01:48 PM.

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  • E40FDNYL35
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    Originally posted by SFDny15
    " Probationary Firefighter Matt Wilson, Ladder 4"
    Is Matt a Volley?

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  • SFDny15
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    Good luck to Probationary Firefighter Matt Wilson, Ladder 4 and the other 344 Probies!!

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