Hey guys,

A little background on me..

I live in Pinellas County and completed the fire academy and EMT school at St Pete College in 2005. I am starting EMT school over again in October at FMTI in Tampa and will travel to Ocala for the refresher course and retest for Fire certs eventually.

Questions-

How is the refresher course and the test in Ocala? Has anyone ever taken it? What should i expect?

I am planning on doing EMT school and then enrolling in medic school maybe before i even take care of the fire refresher course. When I went through the Fire Academy we had a guy go through that was already hired and he was a medic. Is that practice still going on? (depts hiring medics and putting them through fire academy?)

Would you reccomend i get the fire certs out of the way sooner or later?

I am sure i will have more questions come up but i wanted to introduce myself and say hello.. I read all the threads in this section and am getting excited to see what the future holds and to begin my next step..