Friday, November 21, 2008

I'm flying high now!!!

Ok - it's official!!! I will be doing a fly along on our helicopter on December 15th!!! I can't wait!!! I will be flying along on a medical helicopter!!! It will be soooo much fun!!!

I also get to bring along a camera. The only thing I can't take pictures of is the actual patient. As the flight nurse says - "Everything else is fair game!".

Of course I will be posting pictures after my fly along!

Monday, November 17, 2008

What have I gotten myself into this time?????

I went to my friend L.'s housewarming party Saturday night. I had an excellent time! I've know L. for a long time. We've worked jobs together (in fact we work together now) and I also belong to the same firehouse that she belongs to. We are good friends. She had some of her other friends there also and we all hit it off!!! We are planning to have get togethers at least once a month. We all agree that we want more friends but have the same thing in common - we can't find people to be friends with in our area that we really trust or want to be friends with. This group of 5 women are good people. (Nothing like the Fabs though!!!) It will be fun.

We were discussing what we wanted to do with our lives. We are all also in EMS/Fire Dept. so we were sharing war stories and what we wanted to do to further our careers. My friend L. said that in August she wants to take Firefighter 1 at the Fire Academy. We were enjoying a bottle of wine (I only had one glass - I swear!!! LOL) She asked me if I would take Firefighter 1 with her. So between sips of wine and before I knew it the words "Sure I will! It will be fun!" came out of MY mouth!

What have I gotten myself into this time?? Am I crazy??? I always said that I didn't want anything to do with the firefighting side of the firehouse. Now I'm taking Firefighter 1????

I was discussing this with one of the support instructors in my EMT class. He said that I will be fine. He suggested that the only thing I need to do before I start is to work on my upper body strength.

So - I guess it's official - I'm taking Fire 1 and will be a firefighter also!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008


I have always loved celtic dancing and celtic music. I'm Irish through and through. The red hair and green eyes are a dead giveaway - LOL!!! I have also always wanted to see the stage production of Riverdance.

Well - my dream has come true!! On March 12th, 2009 my friend S. and I are going to see Riverdance!!! As if that's not exciting enough I managed to get us front row tickets!!!!!! I am soooo excited!!! March 12th can't get here fast enough!!!

I have worked hard the last few months and I deserve this!!! I deserve to go and have fun! This is my reward to myself for working hard and getting my EMT.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Results for Mod 4B

Ok - the results for Mod 4B are finally in!!!! I ended up with a 88% on the exam. I was happy with that. My average in the class is 92%. It went down 1% with this exam. The average grade in the class for this exam was 84% so I was above average!!! My next exam and practical is November 20th. It's on trauma! Trauma is soooo much fun!!! You actually get to play and do things!!!

My partner and I have been voted by the class as "Most Likely To Pass The Maryland State Exam". I sure hope so!!

I am so ready for this course to be over. I'm getting tired!!! I work 3 days a week, go to class 2-3 days a week. The only day I have off is Saturday. I usually sleep all day Saturday. On Sunday I'm either watching my grandkids or have class.

One more month and it's over!!!! YEAH!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Update on Mod 4B exam and practical

As I posted before, I was supposed to take my written and practical exams for Mod 4B. Well - we got to class and found out that the written test we were supposed to take was not left in our instructors mailbox. The tests are written by the state, not by the instructor. We are supposed to take the written on Tuesday now.

We did take the practical (skills) part of the exam. My partner and I rocked it!!! We were told that if we keep up like this we should have no problem with the Maryland State final exam! I now have more confidence in my skills!!

I will update on the written when I know more.