Well, it's been a long time coming, and Mike is no longer a 'Brown Tag' (Exterior Fire Fighter) - he's passed his written and practical and can now fight fires inside structures.
I'm just glad he was able to complete all his training and testing before I have to go in and have these babies!
You may or may not know that this is an on-going goal of his to become 'Career' and continue his training this summer as soon as we settle in with the new little ones. He will always have ongoing drills and trainings, but is also working towards his EMT designation so he can apply for a position when one becomes available. It will take some time - but will be well worth the investment, as a Fire Fighter Schedule is usually a few days on, a few days off, so he'll actually get to spend more time with the family!