So I was a wildland firefighter until a little while before I met my girlfriend of the last year and a half. I'm going through emt school but I do have previous medical experience. How do I prepare my girlfriend for what's coming once I get assigned to an ambulance? How do I explain that I'm going to be working 24 hour shifts and that when I'm home my sleep will be erratic? That I'm at the beck and call of my pager and will work holidays? Most importantly, what do I say to prepare her for the things I'm going to see? My dad is a fire chief/emt and he still has nightmares over calls and all my mom can do is hold his hand while he gets over it. How am I supposed to tell my girlfriend that she needs to be prepared for me to come home with nightmares?