I agree with ak.
I teach @ a community college, and at the Fire Academy. Nothing catches my eye faster than someone who arrives trying to look cool. Flip-flops, board-shorts and a t-shirt from whatever defunct sports team is not all that impressive.
But...that is what some of these...
The locals regularly un-arrest perps around here. When I was still riding the box, it really torqued me off. I am no wilting flower, let me assure you, but I am getting too old to be going to court for messing up some perp a cop was too lazy to transport.
Well if we are going to post pictures...;)
And another view:
And in case you missed it:
And my old ride:
My previous rigs were a '95 S-Jimmy I put 187K on the clock, and an '86 K-Blazer I sold with 287K on the clock.
I was not the one responding to you. I was correcting someone else who said they were smart enough to pass Medic school. That was not the case, and that is why it matters. I went through Medic Basic 90-02, and it was one of the toughest things I have ever done. Medic Basic 89-02 was a blood bath...
Neither were Paramedics.
Which is not to say that they have successfully figured how to instill common sense into recruits @ Fort Totten.
God, there are some days I am relieved I am no longer a boss on that job.
It has been a while since I have posted
But here it goes:
Firefighter I and II
Structural Collapse Technician (Thank you VATF2)
Driver/Operator Engine and Truck
Fire Officer I and II
EMT-P (NY just lapsed, but Colorado is still good for a little while)
I have an AS in Fire Science Technology, and where I work, it will help you in getting a raise in pay. I am also working towards my BS in Fire and Emergency Management. Since I am an instructor @ a local community college the AS was 'required' too...
I suggest you go to college now rather than...
I think BLS experience is invaluble...There are Paramedics who are VERY successful with a minimum of experience...but the vast majority I have observed going straight through to Paramedic have some serious deficiencies that are very hard to correct.
When I went to Paramedic School, NYC*EMS...