I left the Army after 13 years of service and felt the desire to continue to serve in some fashion and the Fire/EMS service seemed like the perfect choice. My wife and I joined at the same time and have identical certifications except one area, she is a rope technician and I am a fire investigator, I did enough of the "tangle&dangle" rope stuff in the Army, my only regret is not getting in sooner. The most rewarding part of the Fire service for me is teaching.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Aside from being the greatest job possible, I love teaching others the trade.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety and keeping current with education/training.
Hey There! I hope that things are going well for you. I haven't been on the site much as of late. Lot's of studying for my EMT class. Only 2 weeks left. We have our "hands on" final on the 12th and our written final on the 17th. Man this has been a long class!