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Attention All FDNY Firefighter Candidates!

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Congratulations! You are one step closer to your appointment as a New York City Firefighter.

18 Weeks of Hard Work

While at the FDNY Training Academy you'll undergo 18 weeks of intensive work, your overall grade in the Fire Academy will be 50 percent based on in-class exams and academics, and 50 percent on your physical fitness performance and test scores.

Video Series

This video series is an important tool in your quest to become a NYC Firefighter and you should review each of these videos carefully until you understand the information, techniques and procedures presented. A study guide and other resource links are can be found below.

These videos were produced to help you prepare for the rigorous academic and physical demands of Probationary Firefighter School. While the information presented in this series is intended to help you prepare for this training, it is up to you to review the materials presented and begin preparing now for the Academy.

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Do not procrastinate. The information presented must be learned before you enter probationary firefighter school. FDNY has lost too many candidates because they weren't prepared for firefighter school. FDNY hopes this video series helps you in achieving your goal of becoming a New York City Firefighter. Best of Luck.


Resource Links:
8 Week Study Guide
Candidate Mentorship Program Fact Sheet
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
Physical Preparation Guide
Probie Manual
The Recruiter newsletter
Study Guide Test Questions


Video Series Links:

Intro: Attention all candidates
While at the FDNY Training Academy you'll undergo 18 weeks of intensive work, Your overall grade in the Academy will be 50 percent based on in-class exams and academics, and 50 percent on your physical fitness performance and test scores.

Probationary Firefighter School
This first section will introduce you to the academic and physical requirements of Probie School; the mentorship program; the importance of team concept; time management; and what will be expected of you when you enter the Academy.

How to read an FDNY Document (tips to read effectively)
This section will focus on reading the written materials you'll be responsible for, and techniques to improve retention and knowledge.

Effective study habits
Proper studying habits are key to absorbing, understanding and retaining information. This chapter will explain study techniques; when and where to study; how to study; and how to learn difficult facts, equations and numbers.

How to perform better on FDNY exams
This chapter will address test taking skills & techniques.

An overview of physical fitness standards
This chapter will explain Academy fitness standards and training techniques.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
This chapter will explain the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and what is required to pass this test.


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