My name is Rommel. I am 25yrs. old, I had my first seizure when I was 9 or 10. had around 10 episodes in my lifetime. I always wanted to be a hero and thats why I want to be a firefighter.
I have my B.S in Fire Protection Technology and Administration graduated a fire academy, worked a season as a wildland firefighter for the United Stated Forest Service and going back to school from my EMT-B. I am currently working for a fire department as a Fire Prevention assistant.
My ultimate goal is to be a fireghter but the last episode I had was almost two years ago. I am currently taking depakote for my E.
Last time I checked fire departments must meet the NFPA standards or be more stringent.
NFPA 1582 188.8.131.52 states that a candidate must be seizure free for 1 year off meds or seizure free with meds for 5 yrs.
Does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom?