Monthly Archives: December 2013

Thank goodness *that* is over!

I took the final exam for my EMT class tonight, and scored a 90% (B+) on the test. With that, my EMT schooling comes to an end, with the only thing remaining being my National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians exam. The NREMT exam is used by the state of Illinois as a license-equivalency exam. In other words, the NREMT exam can be used to “test out of” the Illinois state license exam, so that I can take the NREMT and become both nationally registered (helps with reciprocity) and Illinois state licensed. The NREMT exam is scheduled for 13:00 Saturday, 7 DEC 2013, and I’m confident that I’ll pass it handily.

The past four months have been a big challenge. I’m also a full-time student, working on a BA in Emergency and Disaster Management, and I work part-time in retail, averaging between 25 and 35 hours a week. Between EMT school and these other efforts, I have had basically no life since I started the EMT class. Kristen is very much looking forward to me coming up for air now that it’s in the can. I, on the other hand, am looking forward to applying at a couple of local ambulance companies in the area, especially sine I’ve been told that they’re hiring big time. Most of my class was in the fire science program, and mostly concerned with the firefighting side of the industry.

This time, I really have the chance to work in Emergency Medical Services, while I complete my BA studies. I really want to get into my field, and out of retail. And I want to do something meaningful for a change. This is a great opportunity.

Last class session is on Thursday, where we get the results of the extra credit opportunity from last week, and we get a few final words from the lead instructor. I’m excited! 😀

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