Hello all, very glad I found this forum so I can tlk to some people who have been there and done that! I'm in the process of becoming a firefighter and while I'm waiting I'm going to get my EMT-B cert out of the way. There is a course starting this June that is an "accelerated course" which is 8 weeks long. I would rather do the normal 16 week course but that doesnt start until August/Sept so the only reason I'm considering the accelerated course is because I can't wait that long. So if anyone would be kind enough to share their thoughts on this it would be greatly appreciated. How long was your course? What would you say are the pros and cons of an accelerated 8 week course? I believe the 16 week course only meets 2 days a week, which I don't really understand. I'm the type of guy that would rather go at LEAST 3 days a week, maybe even 5 so maybe the 8 week course will suit me best. Thanks for any advice and please make it as candid and honest as possible.