"Thanks, I mean I am trying everything I can think of but its just not as easy as you think. Do you know its about 30,000 a year for college? I can't afford that and I know ppl that went for fire and ems and still dont have a job and cant pay…"
"I cant afford college, that is one of the reasons I have taken this step in life. I would, in the long run, become a career firefighter. But I would like to get ff2 and EMT-I before that happends a couple years down the road"
"I am a senior in high school. no plans of going to college. I want to try to get a paid postion but I have to be EMT-B to work there. They will pay in some way I guess but I'd still like to find something to make it cheaper"
"I am an observer and I my next step is EMT-B. I have actually been on for 5 months, though I know that still isn't much. For a class in school i go to rescue for 2 hours a day and they teach me tons of stuff. and I feel this gives me a leg up…"
"My chief doesnt do a very good job of separating the two either. But I Fire and Rescue are completely seperate. I juggle both very well. as well as pleasing everyone so that no one gets irrate with my decisions."
"Its nice to talk to someone associated with a dept. around the area. There are many trick situations going on for me. First the chief is also my father. He would not like me taking the EMS route in life. There fore is is not approving of me taking…"
"Thanks for the ideas. I know the local college does do an EMT class but I already have a class that I'm signed up for and it is happening soon. Around here it is hard to know when the next one will be offered so I'd like to take this one…"
"Contact your local college and see if they offer an EMT class or Paramedic class these can be covered under your student financial aid or pell grants for college and count towards credits for a degree"
"My fire dept. doesn't have a rescue and the Chief doesn't even want me taking the class, but I am on a rescue and they are trying to help me out. What do I have to do for student aid? Thanks for the reply!"
I was just wondering if anyone out there knew any grants for me to apply for, so that I can take my EMT-B class. I'm just a teenager and don't have the money to pay for the class myself. Any info you may have would be very much appreciated. Thanks!