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    Post Philadelphia to offer firefighting, EMT course at four high schools

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - High school students who want to become
    firefighters or emergency medical technicians will be able to get
    formal training, starting this fall.
    The Philadelphia School District and the Philadelphia Fire
    Department are joining forces to offer courses in those areas at
    four Philadelphia high schools.
    The school district and fire department will sign the agreement
    this morning.
    It will create a three-year course for sophomores at four high
    schools, to be taught by retired firefighters. The classes will be
    taught at the schools, with field trips to the fire academy.
    At the end of the course, graduates will have a
    nationally-recognized "Firefighter One" certification.
    Students will still have to be 18 years of age, though, to get a
    job with the Philadelphia Fire Department.

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    Default I'm on the fence on this one...

    Will this be in addition to their math, science, english, gym, etc..?
    I used to say that when I became 80 years old, I wanted DNR to be tattooed on my forehead. But now I changed my mind. You see, I want one last ride in an ambulance, one last code with the boys, and I want to let a rookie get a tube in.
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    Some questions: Will these students get extra points if they do apply for the PFD? With the city talking about shutting down stations, who and when is the money going to come from?

    It is a good start, but I think a lot more needs to be done first.

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