Going to academy in july. Academic concerns
I am 25 years old, recently separated Army vet, with absolutely zero experience or knowledge in the fire service (unless putting out range fires count haha). I am still in great physical shape (crossfit trainer and competitor) but really have no idea what to do in order to prepare myself for the academic portion. I've been attending college since I got out of the military and have kept a 4.0 in the Emergency Medical Technology degree path, but fire science is something totally new to me. I hope to be going to academy in July with the Killeen Fire Department.
I keep seeing that I will most likely be going to academy with people that have WAY more experience than me, I would like to close that gap as much as possible before July. I know I don't really have a lot of time to do this in, but i'm not going to academy to just pass, I want to be the first in the class and hopefully get a job with KFD.