Having seen the island junkers around there, it's obvious the "safety" check really means give us a check.Wellp, it's that time of the year. City&County of Honolulu wants $465 from me in exchange for the privilege of driving on their roads for another year...
(and because its an odd numbered year, I also get to pay for a mandated Safefy Check as well to be able to renew..
Working the pm overnight OT at a multi company station, there's just something cathartic about hearing the tones go off in the middle of the night, but being able to roll back over because they're for the Quint not my Engine
Second only to clearing the scene in the engine and waving to the box as they leave for the hospital and I go back to the station.Working the pm overnight OT at a multi company station, there's just something cathartic about hearing the tones go off in the middle of the night, but being able to roll back over because they're for the Quint not my Engine
Still miss that Boston's Northend PizzaWas tooling around another forum site and the topic of Astronauts came up (specifically requirements and qualifications to get in), so of course I'm doing just a bit of daydreaming about that old childhood goal/dream and so I look it up.
The base requirements, while lofty, aren't exactly insurmountable (they want things like a Masters Degree in a relevant STEM field... I don't even have an Associates yet lol), 1,000 hours pilot in command experience, well maybe if I ever actually manage to get into Army Natl Guard Warrant Officer Flight Training... yadda yadda yadda
OK, beyond the application requirements, looking at one of the most recent classes of Astronauts actually selected. 11 People. Out of over 18,000 applicants, Eleven got selected.
One of whom was a Navy SEAL who became a Physician (not with an MD or DO, but a Doctorate) and is now an Astronaut. And he's not even the only Physician. Another guy who was an Army Blackhawk pilot, was a Surgeon for a Special Forces Group....
*looks over at the pizza I just ordered to enjoy while watching The Falcon and The Winter Soldier* totally gonna be me one of these days
This is why I still work a per diem medic shift. It’s enough to remind me why I love being a medic...and enough to remind me that I don’t want to be on the street more than a couple of times a month.I believe this is where age and experience really begin to interject.