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The fire service has a rich history of mentoring firefighters at every step of their career path. David DeStefano writes about the need to focus on the firehouse learning environment to help train probationary firefighters.
Leadership

One effective way to spend valuable training time is having firefighters read, review, and analyze fire service magazine articles, photos, and videos. The officer can have them focus on a specific fire scene item: scene size-up, life hazards, building construction, and so forth. Each member will see something different, based on his experience, that will add to the discussion. The rookie may even surprise some of the senior members. 
Leadership

Joseph Bostic describes how officers can develop the traits that will enable them to achieve crew buy-in and establish a culture in which the members and the department will thrive.