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any current or former firefighters or EMTs on the board? nm(5 posts)

any current or former firefighters or EMTs on the board? nmJS Haiku Shop
Sep 17, 2003 8:00 AM
Depending on how you define the terms...cory
Sep 17, 2003 9:28 AM
I was a Special Forces medic in Vietnam and had quite a bit of First Aid and fire training as a member of a good, well-trained volunteer fire department. Got a ton of experience, but my certification isn't current and I've been out of it since the mid-'90s. I could still squirt water on your fire, but you wouldn't pick me first to deliver your baby.
Depending on how you define the terms...JS Haiku Shop
Sep 17, 2003 9:40 AM
i'm considering taking the basic EMT classes at our local community college, and taking the state (?) exam. if interest held (after 2 semesters of EMT stuff), i was thinking 'bout taking some fire science classes.

I have an AAS in technology and have been an "IT professional" for 10 years.

just wondering about the EMT and related training, certification, continuing recertification process, you know...

EMT skills would be nice to have at home with kids around, and on the bike, too. after all, I may be too old to become a firefighter when i grow up (early 30s now).
EMTSpoke Wrench
Sep 17, 2003 4:51 PM
I was an EMT 30 years ago. It certainly isn't my calling. I get woozy at the sight of blood and doing mouth to mouth on somebody who I don't find to be particularly attractive and who has probably vomited recently makes my stomach turn.

When I did it, the training program was only 80 some hours long.
you make it sound so much more appealing!JS Haiku Shop
Sep 18, 2003 6:14 AM
yuck.

thanks.

any interest in a ride up & over the highpiont of arkansas in early october? on a saturday? 400 miles from st. charles.

it'd be a 60-mile loop. we could even go over mt. magazine both ways.