Thank you Mark. I keep reading all of the posts and requirements and am trying to follow my heart. In this case, to me, it is comparable to that girl that you were eye balling since High School. You know, that hot cheerleader :) I just don't to give up what I have to have my heart broken in the end. Being persistent and brave is great, when you still live at home and can be supported by your parents. But, the bigger the risk, the higher the reward. I do want this but the more I read about actually getting in and passing all of the proper exams, it starts to appear as if I just graduate H.S. and will have to live on bits and pieces until I finish college. The fact that you got in at 29 makes me feel much better about the process. Were you able to do all of this without the safety and security (financial) of being "at home"? Or were you already "on your own"? I know it may be a personal question but am just trying to get a feel for it. Thanks again for your input.
Thanks Dave. Can I ask if you did any additional courses while being a volunteer or did you simply work at your job and volunteered? I am referring to courses like EMT, or any Fire Safety courses. If yes, how did you find time for that. My biggest dilemma is that I can't find any courses that are scheduled for nights. I understand that you have to eat, sleep, breath getting prepared to be a Fire Fighter. But some things get unrealistic at times.
Thanks in advance.