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FDNY EMS Candidates

Discussion in 'EMS Employment' started by JPat86, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Luked52

    Luked52 Forum Ride Along

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    Anyone know of any rumors if the FDNY will hire paramedics, or just promote EMTs? I have heard conflicting things
     
  2. Dreamybluesky

    Dreamybluesky Forum Probie

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    I just finished my medical/psych today and the psych is a joke lol its a "survey" about 80 questions on the computer and you could complete it when you do the medical survey too.It doesn't seem like a test at all.You could complete it before seeing the doctor as one of your last steps.Other than that it wasn't too bad. We waited more than an hour doing nothing; waiting for people to finish their parts because they want you all to finish together.Overall, Frank stated the next academy is on February 2018 as people have previously stated. No news is good news after two weeks of finishing the medical/psych exams. Exam#7031 list#14X
     
  3. Valley42

    Valley42 Forum Crew Member

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    Nice, now your on the long waiting part lol. I go tomorrow can’t wait to get done. I thought the psych was going to be like hundreds of questions.
     
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  4. Dreamybluesky

    Dreamybluesky Forum Probie

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    Haha right lol now the waiting game begins for me, oh the fun! good luck tomorrow, we were all confused because we were wondering when we were going to take the psych because we expected like 400 questions or something but then they told us we had already done it when we did the survey lol I was like really? seems more like a super short questionnaire asking if you're depressed or happy, stressed etc and gave you a few answer choices(example: none at all, a little bit, a lot) took less than 30 minutes to do.
     
  5. Mikef19

    Mikef19 Forum Lieutenant

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    That psych test used to be something like 600 questions. It was very long. I guess that’s why psych and medical were done on different days.

    Just be patient. We literally just lost close to 10 percent of our workforce to the fire promotion. They will be churning out classes as quick as possible.
     
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  6. Dreamybluesky

    Dreamybluesky Forum Probie

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    I was expecting that based on people previously stating how long the psych test was. That could be their way of condensing the test, giving them the ability to test people faster when doing it on the same day. I completed it before seeing the doctor and they tell you is a survey. I am pretty patient I'll wait and hope I dont need anything else. Frank was talking about the fire promotion and the need for more EMT's. Thats exciting!
     
  7. Valley42

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    Took the medical/psych today. Just have to lose 6lbs and get rewieghed in January. Glad the process is pretty much over. Exam 7031 #31*
     
  8. Dreamybluesky

    Dreamybluesky Forum Probie

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    That's great news! 6lbs is doable! start working on that today. After that the process will be almost over for sure. I thought I was going to have to lose weight,but surprisingly that wasn't the case.
     
  9. Valley42

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    Yeah, losing it should be no problem. That’s good you didn’t have to lose any. I was hoping that was going to happen to me lol, that they would say my weight was ok. Oh well. We are getting there !!
     
  10. Dreamybluesky

    Dreamybluesky Forum Probie

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    Haha I was quite shocked, but I was hoping they would tell me to lose about 5 lbs haha. We are right at the finish line :) im glad theres nothing else to the process but this.
     
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  11. Cdawg06

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    You guys lucked out, I took the actual psych test last year and it was 400+ questions
     
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  12. Jesus935

    Jesus935 Forum Crew Member

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    Anyone from exam #7000
     
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  13. bigtimecards

    bigtimecards Forum Probie

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    Im 6 foot, I weigh 222 currently. Im trying to lose some weight to lessen what I have to after medical. Does anyone around the same height know how much I'll have to weigh in at? Thanks in advance
     
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  14. Jesus935

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    I say 222 is heavy go down to at least to 190. There's a height chart on google and it tells you what is a normal weight. When you take the medical you also take the psych exam the same day. Then the fun begins lol. Waiting to get call to start the academy.
     
  15. Valley42

    Valley42 Forum Crew Member

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    I’m 6ft and I wieghed in at 232, they said my goal to reweigh(don’t know if that’s right spelling)is 226. So I just need to lose 6lbs to qualify. They allow 20% over your maximum weight for your height. Or something like that. Your good. But if you want to keep losing even better.
     
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  16. Jesus935

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    Just try to lose as much as possible. In the academy is a lot of running. Ya got this.
     
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  17. Jesus935

    Jesus935 Forum Crew Member

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    Anyone here from #7000?
     
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  19. Emttttt

    Emttttt Forum Probie

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    You should be fine, really depends how much muscle you carry. The doctor will see you, obviously if you are 222 and mostly muscle the doctor not going to tell you to lose any weight. Vise versa
     
  20. Mikef19

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    Not true at all. I’ve known plenty of people who are just walking muscles, in the best shape ever, and were told they had to drop weight because they didn’t match the BMI scale.
     
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