Random thoughts…(forgot the title…)
Hello World…..I am sick. I thought you would like to know. I have a nasty thing in my head that is traveling to my chest.
I sound like I swallowed a screeching cat. That is before the first 5 cups of hot tea. After the tea, I just sound scratchy.
I thought I would make this grand announcement for offers of chicken soup. Homemade chicken soup is the best when you are sick but not when you are the one that has to make it for yourself. I would also accept offers for other goodies. I am an equal opportunist.
I am trying to do something for myself to give me some time out of the house. I really wanted to get a job but my husband wasn’t too keen on that one. In his defense, he has some very valid reasons. He knows that I have the tendency to allow a job to take over my life. I tend not to turn down the request for extra help. I like the praise and the attta girl, job well done speeches. I needed to get out and do something.
I have always had an interest in this so it isn’t something that was spur of the moment. Wouldn’t you just love to know what kind of trouble I am getting myself into?
I became a volunteer at the local Fire and Rescue Squad. I am doing this slowly. I am coming in on the associate side first. I wanted to make sure I would have the time to give without taking away from my family. If it is manageable, I would like to switch to the operations side.
The difference between the two are the jobs you do. The Associate side assists with fund raisers and working at the squad. The Operations side are the ones who run on the ambulances. The training for both sides is the same however.
I have completed CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management). That was a very informative class. I would highly recommend taking it if you have Fire Chief Tanner teaching the class.
I have completed Blood Born Pathogens/Infectious Diseases. Wash your hands. Handwashing is the primary and your first line of defense against picking up something nasty. Then double glove. If you are not sure if you are removing a glove correctly, squirt a handful of ketchup in your palms and rub your hands together. if you can properly remove a glove without getting any of the ketchup on your skin. You did it right.
In case you didn’t know this,I will let you in on a little secret. I tell you thisbecause there are really stupid people out there in the world today. Um..latex/non latex gloves are SINGLE use only. No. You can not rinse them off and then put them back on. Someone, somewhere, did this. Hence the warning.
I have completed the HAZMAT awareness level 1. WoW! I came home from that class and wanted to check every thing under the counter. That was an intense class. The Chief did an awesome job teaching it.
I am completing the Homeland Security NIMS classes, level 100, 200 and 700. If you are bored and would like something to do with your spare time, take it. You will learn a lot and they are CEU credits.
I am scheduled to do the CPR class next month. I was supposed to have done that one all ready, but something about a family birthday party and the lego master builder got in the way. I am taking that one next month.
It is too late to get into the EMT classes for the fall so I am trying to register for January. This is just some of the training with the exception of the EMT classes that you must have before being voted in to the DTRS membership.
Oh….I almost forgot. I have to take a personality test? All I know about this test is that it must be proctored and takes 2-4 hours. I wonder what it says about you if you finish early? I have always been one of those early people you know. I am not sure that is a good thing when one is taking a personality test….finishing early might show I have no personality or I cheated?
Yeah…..I cheated on my personality test. You would have to know me to understand why I find that humorous.
That one is being done this Sunday. If you would like to know what I am check back on Monday….that is if they tell me….. 😉
Anyhoo…..I am going to bed after I have one more cup of hot tea. It soothes the sinuses and my throat. I just need something for the rest of me.