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.
Iím eagerly awaiting whatever may happen when the paperwork stops; although Iím
not entirely sure of a typical dayís schedule (it depends on the instructor), Iím
pretty sure that this week is going to fiercely kick my ass.

More updates to
follow, for sureÖ 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*] "Wonít 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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Farewell, brother. | Raising Ladders
Two tours, one fire.
[…] never forget 1212 Eaton Road.¬†It was my first fire when I was actually assigned to¬†Engine 15, and my first fire with Lt. […]
2015-06-04 16:20:37
BA
Farewell, brother.
Perfect! This made me smile. What an amazing person he was, and that I will miss forever. He will always hold a special place in my heart.
2015-06-01 00:46:56
Pete Lamb
Farewell, brother.
Very nicely done RFB
2015-05-28 11:17:01
Luke
Farewell, brother.
Beautifully written. RIP Lt. McRae.
2015-05-28 03:33:20
Matthew
Farewell, brother.
Well said bro .
2015-05-28 02:27:52

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