At long last…

…I see a light at the end of a very long tunnel.

This, of course, means that I have an official start date for
the DC Fire Academy. On December 8th, I am to report for training at 7am. It's
been a long time coming, but it's good to know that my 1+ years of effort have
not been in vain. 

(Rumor has it
that the DC Fire Department is on the verge of a hiring freeze, and that our
upcoming class will be the last for roughly two years. Phew! I snuck right in
under the wire.)

In speaking to
other members of DCFD whom I know, most of day one and two will be paperwork.
I’m eagerly awaiting whatever may happen when the paperwork stops; although I’m
not entirely sure of a typical day’s schedule (it depends on the instructor), I’m
pretty sure that this week is going to fiercely kick my ass.

More updates to
follow, for sure… now that I have (relevant) material to blog, posts may be
coming rapid-fire (if I have enough energy at the end of the day to type, that
is).

This is going
to be a trip and a half. [insert Mr. Rogers voice here*] "Won’t you join me on my journey to become a Washington,
D.C. Firefighter/Paramedic?"

I'm a little nervous… but there's no backing out now. Onward!


* I loved that man and was extremely upset to hear of his passing. A integral part of my childhood… gone! God bless him.

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stephen miller
St. Baldrick’ Support a Fellow Brother Fighting Pediatric Cancer!
Great job, brethren ... be bald (bold) even off the fire ground.
2014-02-22 09:33:24
John Struve
St. Baldrick’ Support a Fellow Brother Fighting Pediatric Cancer!
As I read all the above I wondered "How does it work?" Are fire personnel asking for pledges from the public to be paid to this charity when the personnel have their heads shaved? The ad above was not clear to me. I will read it again. The charity is certainly a very worthwhile cause.…
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A word of caution for the chronic Facebook addicts.
[…] over three years ago, I penned a post regarding how firefighters and EMS providers were landing themselves in hot water by using various […]
2014-01-07 17:55:57
Jonny Hope
Farewell, brother.
So very well said Brother. Mike was such an awesome guy. Sure am gonna miss him and his stories. Mike touch so many people on and off the job. Mike will continue to live on in so many of us. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful tribute with us about Mike. 
2013-12-04 21:49:48
Scott Jones
Farewell, brother.
A Very toching tribute from a true brother. Thoughts and prayers to his family and his brothers and sisters in DC.  Scott Jones, BC Springfield, MO
2013-12-04 19:38:25

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