Take Small Steps with Young Recruits

Farmer, Ken
February 2007
Fire Chief;Feb2007, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p20
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the motivation of young firefighters. He argues that in the first stage of a firefighter's career, firefighters are treated as children. He affirms that recognizing such stage will assist officers in designating firefighters and how they should be expected to perform and behave. He believes that during such period, the firefighter learns the rules and behavior of the department, the basics, the significance of emergency service as a whole, as well as his responsibilities.


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