“My name is John Woods and I’m an EMT in Bremerton, WA. I have spent the last 8 years in the military, but decided I wanted to get out and directly help people, but I wasn’t sure how. I applied for a firefighter position, thinking it would be fun, and I had no idea what I was getting into. The fire was fun, but my true passion was the medical side. I quickly desired to obtain my EMT, and get into the field! I attended the EMT class at Everett Community College, and worked hard throughout the course to do my absolute best, studying over the material on my days off and running training scenarios in my head. This worked very well for me, but when it came to the NREMT, I had some trouble. I failed my first time, and decided to seek help so I wouldn’t fail again. I found resources online, and used EMTprep.com to prepare me for the test a second time. When the time came to test, I felt much more prepared, and passed without an issue. I received my cert, and began working about a week after. It was a very quick process. Now my goals are to get my Paramedic, and after some time with that, branch up to a Flight Medic. I also decided that while no longer on active duty, I could receive extra training from the National Guard in a combat medic role, so I am currently doing that as well to branch out and gain more valuable experience. I can’t wait to see what the future brings!” – John Woods
John, a congratulations is in order for sure. Your story is one of overcoming obstacles and tackling this test head on. NEVER STOP LEARNING!