It has been a long haul here. Since he took the test to be admitted into the Paramedic program, he has taken some heat. Some superiors have given him some flack for not being a "real" firefighter. He took that very personally. He questioned, and might still continue now to question if he has had enough experience in the fire world to come out of it. Others above him, however, have really encouraged him to take this route. Paramedics can make Lt. a year earlier than their peers. He has really been pulled in two different directions. But, he made it. Some of it was hard, but my FF pushed through. I can't imagine such an intensive program with four kids and a out-going wife. He did great.
Wish my FF luck as he goes through the first part of his boards. Wish us all luck as we find our way back to normal.