want to become a firefighter/parramedic but I can't.
Im a fire explorer in tennessee. firefighting has been in my family for years, my dad is an engineer in a dept., my grandfather was a firefighter, my great uncle was one, and one of my 2nd cousins was one. I have grown up loving that job and I loved going to see my dad at the firehouse, so I could see the trucks. Well through out my life, I have had a huge amount of hearing loss and I have to wear a hering aid now. Well since I have hering loss, when I try to take someones vital signs, I can't hear the heartbeat. So that would prevent me from being a paramedic and a firefighter because the hearing aid would melt in the fire. Well I love being an explorer and that will probably be as close as I get to being a full time firefighter. Unless they came out with some new technology to fix my hearing by the time I get out of college, which im 14 now. I just want to be part of the brotherhood. If some of you vetern firefighters could give me some advice or if you know any place I could get some research on some other people with the same problem, it would help alot.
Fire Explorer Beau Doss
Franklin Fire Dept.
Explorer Post #478