The Probationary Firefighter: Building Blocks to Success

Each and every firefighter recruit must have certain qualities that will form the foundation of their fire service careers. These qualities can be divided into:

In addition to the information sources listed above, every major manufacturer has a detailed web site that also includes the specific details of their equipment. These sites are excellent learning sources for the members of the fire service.

ARMAND F. GUZZI, Jr. has been a member of the fire service since 1987. He is a career firefighter with the City of Long Branch, NJ, and is an instructor for the Monmouth County, NJ, Fire Academy, where he has taught since 1990. He has a Masters Degree in Management and undergraduate degrees in Fire Science, Education, and Business Administration. You can reach Armand by e-mail at: