I'm an active duty US Marine with no time to get any real certs... advice?
I'm an active duty US Marine, i'm an infantryman and just got back from a combat deployment to Afghanistan. I'm also a Volunteer FF at a local department and my USMC unit is deploying again this summer and I want to try and get my FF 1 & 2 or EMT-B but we've just got no time at all because we're constantly training and whatnot. What options if any do I have in obtaining my FF 1&2 or EMT-B? My schedule is so packed that i'm not even able to attend night classes... pretty much online seems to be my only option?
What online programs are there to get your FF 1&2? I did a google search but just got a bunch of spam.
Help From a Former Marine
I got out last June, I did 6 years as a 8541(Sniper). I was stationed in Camp Lejeune and I managed to get EMT-B, FF 1 & 2, as well as a handfull of other certs including Vehicle Rescue Tech, Emergency Vehicle Operator and High Rise. I don't know where you're stationed, but you're best bet, go to the fire station on base or the crash crew guys on the air station, find out if there is any MCI's that roll over credit. If not, find out what correspondance courses you can take while deployed. Any community college has non credit EMT courses you can take while in garrison. If you're in Lejeune, head over to Coastal Carolina Community College, they have a decent EMT school. Good luck and Semper Fi.