The day he passed his state certification was a glorious day. The end had come. We found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. HALLELUJAH!
If it was such a rough six months, why are we considering class again? Why have we been debating putting him into another class? They are offering an EMT class at his station beginning in November. He already makes squad runs as a driver. A lot of times the EMS is short handed. They don't run on a schedule, people just show up - or not. When he hears them having trouble getting enough people to make the run, he will go up and drive. He loves it.
The convenience of this class makes it almost impossible to turn down. We live literally three houses from the fire station. It takes him all of 10 seconds from driveway to station parking lot. The only downfall is he is now on third shift. He leaves the house at 10:15pm to get to work on time. So depending on the hours of this class he could very well have to leave directly from class to go to work. I hope that wouldn't be the case, because I know that would deter him a little more than it should.
The class could open some doors career wise. It's very possible that any other classes in the future may be at a different location much farther from home. However, it's also a 180-200 hour class. That's at least another six months depending on how they schedule the class. What else do we have to do in the middle of the winter though?
I think it's time to sit down and make a pros and cons list and see exactly what other doors this may open for us.
Bubby taking a peak into the back of the squad one night when Samaritan was at the station for landing zone training.