‘Probie no more': How firefighters mark the milestone on social media
Take a look at how some departments are acknowledging their probationary firefighters’ graduations
By Bill Carey
Traditions are the cornerstone of the fire service, and they are marked in many ways. One tradition is the celebration of the end of a new firefighter’s probationary period.
This milestone is usually marked with a change of helmet shield or color, or other, similar department-specific acts that underscore the significance of this transition in a firefighter’s career.
Below are a few ways some departments share the achievement.
What does your department do to celebrate “probie no more”? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fairfax County, Virginia
Nashua, New Hampshire
National City, California
Wind Lake, Wisconsin
Columbia, South Carolina
New Concord, Ohio