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‘Probie no more': How firefighters mark the milestone on social media

Take a look at how some departments are acknowledging their probationary firefighters’ graduations

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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.

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Fairfax County, Virginia

Corona, California

Meadville, Pennsylvania

Nashua, New Hampshire

Suffolk, Virginia

National City, California

Wind Lake, Wisconsin

Columbia, South Carolina

New Concord, Ohio