5 things firefighters should know before going to paramedic school

Paramedic school is a commitment, so it’s important to invest time in a quality program


As a former paramedic school instructor, I saw students from all walks of life, from high school graduates working toward their first career to older adults working on their second.

Always included in the mix were firefighters from local departments – men and women who had already landed their dream jobs but had enrolled in the course so they could do more while on the scene.

No matter which department they came from, I witnessed these firefighters fall victim to the same pitfalls again and again.

So if you are a firefighter thinking about going to paramedic school, here are five things I think you should know.

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