The time you spend riding backwards will be the most fun you have in your career. Don’t tell us how smart you are, it will only take a couple of days to figure out if you’re going to be a good firefighter. Follow the standard operating procedures on grooming. During your probie year you will be expected to follow the grooming and uniform standards, even if the senior people don’t. Most firehouses have seating assignments in the dining room and bunkrooms.
Last but not least, I want your coworkers to know that when the SHIT hits the fan and things go bad, they can expect you to be right there next to them, not behind them. Probies From the first day you walk into the firehouse until the day you retire you will be like a bug under the glass being looked at. Ask the other firefighters if they want more and make a pot if they do.
Now when I walk in the station house i dont know but a couple of them but the new guys are great . Seek out knowledgeable firefighters, and learn all that you can from them. On a roof that needs ventilation is not the time to fix a fowled spark plug." “Take the pumper out with your driver and practice. The “stupid” firefighters you are deriding at 3pm are the ones who will be saving your back at 3am.
Should have done- days on the rear of the pump were some of the best days . Training days are the time to work on technique and tactics.” “The only stupid question is the one NOT asked.” “Regardless if your deployed or at home station, always have a Gerber/Multi-tool.
People who never make mistakes are the people who aren’t doing anything. I have been retired 20 years and I think back to being promoted to A C and what I could have done. “Plan for the worst, hope for the best” “Practice like you play.
If you are running to get on the load, you aren’t thinking about what you will need to do…slow down and THINK.
But make sure your chores are done before you hit the sack. If it’s not done, we will notice and you will hear about it.
Like the military, be polite and never call an officer by their first name, only by their rank. Many departments have laid-off firefighters due to budget cuts. Practical jokes are a way the shift includes you and a way that they include you. Never use your cell phone while riding on the apparatus. Offer to help whoever is cooking, even if you don’t have the slightest idea how to do it.
Don’t make the mistake and think because you have experience from another department that you are a vet. Before you sit down, ask whose chair this is and the same for bed assignments. Don’t watch TV, nap, talk on the phone, or surf the net prior to 1800 hours. Answer the telephone quickly and never let a senior firefighter beat you to a ringing telephone.Obama Magnet an IB World School, Lee Vance for Hinds County Sheriff 2019, Mississippi Department of Corrections, Margaret-Ann Carter, Chevy Truck Nation, 1boss2another, Roland Martin, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, Professional Firefighters Association of Mississippi, Magee Fire Department, City of Jackson - Planning & Development, I Love America, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, NJC Recreation Ministry, Howard Ballou WLBT, This Page Will Blow Your Mind, Brother Ben X (Dallas), New Strangers' Home Baptist Church, Church of Laugh, Symphonie Privett - WLBT, Master Guitar Academy, No Hate In Our State Mississippi, Hinds Community College, The Firm Foundations, Reservoir Fire Department, Photography is Not a Crime, Blues Guitar Licks & Tricks, Faith Jessie, Pearl Police Department, Ridgeland Fire Department, Right Destination Travel, Cooki, The Word Center, The Potter's House of Dallas, Word of Life, Columbus, MS Fire and Rescue Department, Extraordinary People, Mayor Ryshonda Harper Beechem, Taste of Detroit Restaurant, Kandace Redd - WFMY, Therese Apel, The Humor Bible, On a Roll Baby LLC, Mississippi Burn Camp Foundation, Richland Police Department Richland, MS, Brandon Police Department, God's Haven, John C. When working at a new house for the first time, shut-up, work hard, and pay attention. The best way for you to learn about a tool besides using it, is by keeping it in working order. If you show an interest in a subject, other firefighters love to teach and will help. Pull them aside and ask them to explain and tell them what you were taught. Do your housework without being told and don’t expect anyone to help. Keep the tools on the rig clean and in working order without being told to do so. If you say anything bad about a person it will eventually get back to the person you said something about. If a senior fireman says something you know is incorrect, do not correct them in front of the group. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath. "Twenty-five years from now you will be more disappointed by the the things that you didn't do than the ones you did." -Mark Twain 6.