Firefighting

“I WISH THEY HAD TOLD ME”: SIMPLE THINGS TO HELP you through the FIRST YEAR

Issue 7 and Volume 159.

BY STUART GRANT AND LES STEPHENS Several articles have been written about atitudes and motivation to get new employees through their training during Recruit School. Much has been stated about study habits, time management, and dedication to getting through school. But, have you ever gotten a new recruit at your station and wondered, “Just what are they teaching these guys in school”? Do they even talk about life at the fire station? Jess Anderson’s “The Rookie’s Survival Guide” (Fire Engineering, August 2005) was a great article. The November 2005 Roundtable had advice from officers as they see it. But, it doesn’t matter if you are the station officer or a two-year tailboard firefighter or somewhere in between, it seems there is always something the training guys left out for the latest batch of recruits. Jess Anderson hit the nail on the head with his advice and guidance to new probationary…

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