From recruit to probie: Advice for the newest members joining the ranks

Learn your learning style, focus on fitness, and understand your place on the incident scene


Congratulations, you made it through the application and interview process. You’re a fire recruit on your way to becoming a probationary firefighter.

This is a critical moment in your fire service career – one that warrants a healthy dose of advice and encouragement.

Let’s walk through some key advice for fire recruits and probationary firefighters.

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