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VitalshotsLV
Jan 15, 2022
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These answers are from Fire wives •5/6 months of sacrifices for a lifetime career - be patient and understand •know they will be unavailable during the academy. Don’t make them feel guilty for it •support them where you can, but don’t baby them. Learning to be disciplined is important. •prepare to be alone…a lot •mentally prepare yourself to take over all household duties and responsibilities •their lives will literally be on hold until they graduate •Things are going to change! 100% of their dedication is to making it though the academy and it is really tough on them physically and mentally. •You May have relied on them for certain things. Now they need to rely on you. •Make time for the relationship but don’t take it personally if they don’t have the time for energy for the relationship or even kids. My fiancé and I do this daily when he calls me on his way home and tells me about his day so he can decompress when he gets home. Then we will have dinner together and talk about other stuff and then he will get on with his studying and other duties. Push them when they need it. They would all rather just go to sleep but getting though means being prepared with all their gear and uniform and passing the written and skills tests. Do what you can to help them be prepared but push them to do what they need to too even if they don’t want to hear it. • it will take 100% of their time , energy and attention. Plus they’re hungry all the time. •the academy is mentally tough. You have to be the sounding board for them.
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VitalshotsLV
Jan 12, 2022
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Q- How to study for the written exam? A- Each department is different. Find out the material and memorize it. Q- how much weight carry so I can train A- 75-100 pounds . HIIT training Q - Do I need to be a paramedic A- no , but it sure helps Q- Do the departments require good credit A- All departments have a background check Q- what are the benefits to being in a truck or an engine A- Truck (300 gal water) capabilities with aerial ladder vs engine (500 gal & foam) dedicated fire suppression
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