Class has about 30 students, among whom are four women. First day we learned about the importance of safety, with some cautionary real-life footage of an Illinois state trooper walking into what he thought was "smoke" (it was actually anhydrous ammonia) and being overcome. Lots of mnemonic acronyms to learn: ENAMES (steps of scene size-up), SAMPLE history, DCAP-BTLS (signs of injury), AEIOU-TIPS (possible causes of altered mental state), etc.
School is 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, for two weeks. (There's a required number of hours of classroom instruction and clinical experience.) So that's all I've got time for now.