Sunday, September 28, 2008

PASSED!!!!!

Well today concludes the second day of Firefighter I testing. 'Round these parts to be a firefighter you need to have Pro-Board Firefighter I and Firefighter II. So yeah, right now i'm a glorified door chock with a helmet.  No harm in saying i'm useless right now, lol. For the most part I am, as a firefighter that is. We've learned the basics, PPE, SCBA, Search and Rescue, Ladders, Hoses & Nozzles, Ventilation, and Forcible Entry. Tested out on all of those today, it was a very very long 2 days asleep by 9 type days. But i've done it and now its just headlong into the intense stuff. 

Next lecture on tuesday is Car Fires, yeah big burning buckets of gasoline and airbags hellbent on killing firefighters. SEE INTENSE SHIT! Next saturday is actually live car fires. Now i'm not saying i'd jump on the hoseline with everyone in my class right now... definitely not. But i'm confident that the instructors won't let anything unsafe happen. Bring on the carfires!

This coming thursday's lecture is auto extrication. Cuttin' junk up, breaking parts doin the cool stuff, so yeah its headlong into the breech.

Write again soon.....

YEAH FIREFIGHTER IS OFFICIALLY HALF OVER!

3 comments:

falnfenix said...

something tells me you're going to enjoy car fires.

Epijunky said...

I did about six hours of extrication in my basic class, and I have to admit that it was the most fun I've had in YEARS.

Yes, I'm that boring. God it was fun as hell though. Hope you enjoy it.

Chapati said...

I've been lurking quietly in a corner for a while, and this is a good opportunity for me to say hi, and love your blog...

Congratulations :o)