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Old 08-15-2010, 11:18 PM
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I really enjoy it. Very adreneline filled!
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Glad to hear you're having a great time Paris! The search and rescue stuff is always fun to do, and you really have to follow the laft-hand rule to get yourself out of some situations. We do some of it in the advanced rescue courses I teach and the students always have a good time, always interesting to see people overcome some fears.
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They made us turn our nomexs backwards and that was the thing that bothered me the most! I had my nomex on, then they had us strap on our helmets. I felt smothered and breathing was a challenge, then they realized that wasn't going to work! Once we figured out strapping up then pulling our nomexs down worked....I did better! LOL
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Awesome! One of my friends is a firefighter and he loves it. He jumps at the chance to help people in need.
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Continued.......another day in training.

Today was another exciting day on my training. I drive a (approx) 60-65 ft Fire Engine and I was put through some rigorous drivers training. This is one of the obstacles I had to complete. I was to go through this triangle-shaped traffic pattern without hitting the gutters, curbs, trees, grass, hydrant, homes....etc. I was only permitted to use the asphalt. I had to go forward and backwards, both ways! I was allowed to stop at anytime and reposition the Engine if need be without being penalized. Here are just a couple pics:

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So??? How did you do????
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I am so sorry, I feel like such a fool. I PASSED with flying colors. I never hit any obstacles and I had to "reposition" one time with the last class averaging 4 obstacles and 9 repositions PER DRIVER.
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I'm proud of ya, Paris. Nice work!
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Thanks, Michael! What a day!
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