Thread: new recruit

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2009

    Default new recruit

    hey guys its an honor to have the opportunity to serve with men of your caliber. now that the butt kissing is over . i just joined our local vfd in fairhope alabama and was trying to get some extra training information. i have also considered getting some emt training. do you guys have an recomendations as to where i can pick up some extra reading and so on to better prepare myself.

    "common men...uncommon actions"

  2. #2
    Forum Member
    rhbieber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

  3. #3
    Permanently Removed
    CALFFBOU's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002


    From Torrance FD in California-



    The fire service is a para-military organization that requires teamwork, discipline, the ability to make decisions and work under pressure. If you do not like the idea of working under authority or have trouble with self discipline and living with rules and living with rules and regulations which restrict your personal freedom, for the sake of public safety, you are in the wrong place!

    As a member of the Torrance Fire Department, you are expected to obey orders, exhibit exceptional personal hygiene, conform to department rules and regulations, respect the chain of command, work well with your peers, have integrity and perform repetitious mental tasks with excellence. At the same time, you should demonstrate the ability to think on your feet, use good independent judgment, be aggressive and display common sense concerning safety for yourself and others.

    We will expect and settle for nothing less than 100% from you at all times…


    1. Be aggressive at all times, first to details, last to leave.
    2. If it is dirty, clean it. If it empty- fill it.
    3. If it rings, answer it before anyone else does.
    4. Do not be late to anything.
    5. T.V. will not be watched without permission of the Company Officer.
    6. Use initiative to address work that you see needs completion.
    7. Keep busy! Look for something to do. If you can not find a job, Study.
    8. When an alarm comes in, be the first one on the rig.
    9. Offer your help to anyone doing anything. One person works, we all work.
    10. Respect authority.
    11. Know your job and duties and know them well.
    12. Keep a low profile. Keep your opinions to yourself.
    13. Assist in and around the kitchen, even if you’re not assigned there.
    14. Remember…The reputation you establish now will follow you forever.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. new recruit
    By djbaldwin2 in forum California
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-17-2006, 08:46 PM
  2. new recruit
    By djbaldwin2 in forum Testing & Fitness
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-06-2006, 09:04 AM
  3. New Recruit
    By rm2228 in forum Probie House: The Place for Newbies
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 09-27-2005, 04:00 PM
  4. New Recruit Here!!
    By ecfd933 in forum Firefighters Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-14-2003, 06:06 PM
  5. How Do You Recruit??..................
    By hwoods in forum Recruitment and Retention
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-30-2002, 08:19 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register