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    FDNY Quiz: Image for Question 13

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    FDNY Quiz: Image for Question 6

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    FDNY Quiz: Information for Question 26

    Consider the following information about the hospitals located in Middle County: HOSPITAL NAMEDISTANCE FROM RENOVADISTANCE FROM HATFIELDDISTANCE FROM HIGHTOWNADMITTANCE LIMITATIONS Alpha30 min.65 min.8 min.No obstetrics or children (under 18) Beta25 min.45 min.22 min.None Sigma11 min.28 min.51 min.No children (under 18 During the past 48 hours, ambulances responded to four calls in Middle County. The table below provides some information about ...
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    FDNY Quiz: Image for Questions 14-16

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    FDNY Quiz: Image for Questions 10-11

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    FDNY Quiz: Map for Questions 1-5

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    Who Did You Light Today?

    Who Did You Light Today?
    I am a big fan of quotes. It amazes me to see how eloquent many people have been over the centuries; how a few words can really say so much. One of my favorites is “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.”These words are credited to several sources but most commonly to Father James Keller, a Catholic priest who wrote ...
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    Sample Background Investigative Questionaire

    Wonder what you'll be asked in a background check? Here's a sample provided by Battalion Chief Paul Lepore. Read and answer the following questions carefully and honestly. Answers are subject to verification by a Polygraph Examination. Have you ever committed any of the following acts during your life whether it came to the attention of authorities or not? YES      NO ...
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    Everything You Need to Know About Background Investigations

    Everything You Need to Know About Background Investigations
    Fire departments traditionally spend thousands of dollars to advertise, recruit and hire firefighters. The departments sift through applicants using written examinations, physical agility tests and comprehensive oral interviews, but only do a cursory check on their backgrounds. They eventually produce a list of top candidates. It is now up to the organization to ferret out those candidates who were less than ...
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    Protecting the Image of the Fire Service

    Protecting the Image of the Fire Service
    I was scrolling through one of the major fire department magazine’s website and clicked on a banner ad that promoted fire department t-shirts. I scrolled down to view the different designs. Most were creative and colorful, highlighting the fun parts of our profession. One, however, really caught my attention. As a professional firefighter I found it to be in particularly ...
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    Setting Goals

    Setting Goals
    Life can be extremely busy. How often do you hear someone say, “I can’t believe how fast time flies? Where did my day go?” Personally, I find that if I do not set goals, life passes me by. I have heard it said that if you don’t set goals you are just drifting through life. Goals don’t have to be big. ...
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    The Age Factor

    The Age Factor
    Everyone has an opinion of age when it comes to hiring new firefighters. Some people feel that a younger candidate has a better chance of getting hired because, after all, the fire departments are looking to hire a candidate for the next 30 years. If a fire department hires a 21 or 22 year old, the department can train the recruit ...
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    Pride

    Pride
    I wrote a column several months back that dealt with a new probationary firefighter who was eager to get started on his career. Thanks to the actions of a select few sour firefighters, this rookie has begun to rethink the longevity of his career on his new department. Instead of shopping for a new home, he is now shopping for a ...
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    FDNY Quiz: Answers/Explanations

    Answers (Click here to download the full FDNY Test Preparation Manual) 1. B   6. A   11. D   16. C   21. B   26. C    2. A   7. D   12. C   17. A   22. D   27. A    3. D   8. B   13. A   18. C   23. C   28. D    4. B   9. B   14. D   19. C   24. A   29. D    5. D   10. C   15. C    20. A   25. B   30. D    Memory items - 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. These items are based on ...
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    Sky Warrior

    This flight simulator puts you in the pilot's seat of an attack plane. Your mission is simple, reach the end of the level destroying the greatest amount of enemies possible.
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    Naval Fighter

    This flight simulator puts you in the pilot's seat during one of the three experimental United States Navy torpedo bombers during World War II. Your mission: get to the end of the level destroying as many enemies as possible.
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    Microracers

    This old-school driving game is a test of you against the track. Learn how to master it, and you will speed past any competitor.
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    Hazmat Video Training Series

     Hazmat Video Training Series
    This video training roundup is provided by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is an independent federal agency that investigates chemical accidents. The agency's board members are appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. CSB investigations look into all aspects of the chemical accidents, including physical causes such as equipment failures as well as ...
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    Military Firefighter Fitness Standards

    Military Firefighter Fitness Standards
    I responded to an email from a sailor who loved his Navy job so much that he continued his public service as a firefighter when he retired. As an Aviation Boatswain's Mate, he was one of 35,000 Navy personnel who receive ship-board firefighting training each year. After his Navy service, the retired 38 year old had to then physically prepare for ...
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    Rescue Swimmer Fitness Standards

    If you have been motivated by the heroics played live on your television set or movie screens to think about becoming a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer - be prepared because when you arrive at Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer School in Elizabeth City N.C., you will be expected to excel in one of the most stressful environments in military training. According to ...
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