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!!!