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    Default 'Nother new guy...

    Thought I'd introduce myself...

    I'm a 20 yr old junior at Worcester Polytech studying mechanical engineering and fire protection engingeering. I joined my town's (Muddy Brook FD) volunteer FD about 6 mo. ago. And so far, I haven't found anything that's more fun!

    I'm taking an EMT-B course (almost finished) and am soon to start FF1. If anyone has any q's or advice, I'll be hangin' around this site frequently!

    Also, Muddy Brook was on the cover of Firehouse I think 12-15 years ago, also an article about them; the archives on the site don't go that far back... if anyone that's been a subscriber for a while has that issue, I'd be most willing to buy it. I've been dying to see it.

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    Welcome aboard Mr. Moseley...since you are studying Fire Protection Engineering...we expect to hear a lot from you!

    I checked your homepage...and it looks like you've got a pretty full plate...when do you find time to volunteer?
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    Thanks for the welcome...

    Well, I make time to volunteer. It's become the thing I want to do more than anything... Mostly during the summer and on vacations. As soon as I pass my NREMT tests, and the challenge Mass, I'll be able to volunteer for the WPI EMS.

    Which reminds me, does anyone have any advice before I take the written NREMT-B test? I heard it's horribly difficult.

    Also, can anyone tell me why any state (like Mass) doesn't accept NR certifications? Such a pain in the... neck.

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    Oh, right, that homepage.

    Well, a better version of that one to read is here: http://www.h50.net

    I started that gem last year, being one of the few far right college stundents... anywhere. But I knew a couple other who were actually mildly politically based and they decided they'd help out. Didn't get very far, I was so busy over the summer, but we're gonna try and get it off the ground again.

    Shortly I'll be changing my page at WPI to be just about me, lovely, right?

    And to anyone reading this... think this is a good idea for housing next year? http://www.wpi.edu/Academics/Depts/Fire/WAFD/

    I couldn't this year because I'm just starting FF1 now.

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    Originally posted by MuddyBrookGuy
    As soon as I pass my NREMT tests, and the challenge Mass, I'll be able to volunteer for the WPI EMS.

    Which reminds me, does anyone have any advice before I take the written NREMT-B test? I heard it's horribly difficult.

    Also, can anyone tell me why any state (like Mass) doesn't accept NR certifications? Such a pain in the... neck.
    I can't help you there...maybe you could pose that question on one of the other threads. There are a few Connecticut and Mass. members that are active on the forums that could answer that.

    Again...welcome!
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    MuddyBrookGuy,

    Good to see fresh young faces in the crowd. Learn from the resources here and become one. Be kind and be safe in the field.

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    Hello Muddy,

    I guess since youre one of the freshest guys here, you'll be the guy that I turn to for help when I start taking some fire tech classes. The only fire experience that I have is wildland firefighting. The only tips that I can give you for your NR is study, study,study. It's all memorization. GOOD LUCK!
    Bye, Iris

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