Tuesday, October 26, 2010

RescueNet Training School Completed

After 14 days of intense training at YWAM San Francisco, I completed the RescueNet disaster relief training school. The course was amazing and I learned so much! I'm so thankful that I was able to do this. During the two week course, we covered various different topics such as, remote emergency medicine, trauma counciling, search & rescue, radio communications, fire suppression and much more.

Throughout the whole course, the Lord kept reminding me of Philippians 4:13, "For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength." I was definitely a little nervous going into the training because a lot of students were already EMT's, Wilderness First Responders or had some other experience. Looking back though, I can totally see the Lord's hand in everything, helping me along the way, and giving me strength. A few days before the course ended, I was laying in my bed before falling asleep thinking to myself, "It's incredible how much I've learned thus far and it isn't even finished!"

In a few weeks, I will find out if I passed the course and if I do, I can apply to be on the RescueNet team. If I get accepted, there is two probationary periods. PP1 (Probationary Period #1) requires that I have to staff another RescueNet training course and for the PP2 I have to go on a deployment with the team. After I've completed the probationary period(s), I would be officially on the RescueNet team.

The Lord has also stirred a passion in me to get further training in these areas. I am planning on doing a WFR (Wilderness First Responder) course next year and I've also thought about doing an EMT school in the future.

When I find out if I'm accepted, I will update you on more of what RescueNet is and what this would mean for me, my next steps, etc. Please be praying that the Lord would open doors to this amazing ministry if it's His will.

I want to say thank you to those who prayed for me during the training course and also to those who helped me do this course financially.

In Christ,

Tyler E. Dean