The waiting is the hardest part.
Last night I took the NJ State certification exam, and to be honest, I found it easier than the class final.
75 hopeful future EMT's were given up to 2 hours to complete 100 multiple choice questions, which spanned the entire gamut of course materials from operations to anatomy, pediatrics to geriatrics, medical injuries to trauma care.
So I was either really well prepared or clueless.
Results can come in as little as 48 hours, although the State only promises "3 to 6 weeks".
My wife asked me this morning if I was relieved it was all over, to which I snorted and responded, "This isn't the end of the journey, it's just the start."
Now I'm just waiting to hear the word "Go!"...
Jon Alperin, one of our MFAS volunteers, shares his journey to becoming an NJ certified EMT.
from the Start
Here is Jon's journey, presented in time order: