I took my Essentials class from December 07-August 08. It was Modules 1-4 and I guess the Burn Class was kind of like Module 5? It was 182 hours all together. I'll be taking my FF1 class at the end of March.
I always admired Firemen, Police, EMS. In the past couple of years I decided that I wasn't born to make big bucks and be some big shot doing things for myself, but to help others in any means possible. And Firefighting was the career I decided to choose.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Knowing that I'm there helping people and I'm not just a bystander..I hate the feeling of not being able to help out.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
From reading the news on the internet...Safety precautions. Our job is dangerous and we have to protect ourselves in order to protect others. Wear your PPE and don't get caught up in your ego or what you think is a shortcut to getting things done right!
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Check out the Groups tab and join any that are appropriate -such as your state's group -- or start your own, upload photos and video (including from YouTube, Google Video and MySpace), and more. Thanks for being - part of the first week of Firefighter Nation!