One problem we have is that a member is a "Probie" from the time they're sworn in until they've completed their Probationary period. For most this is really two discrete periods: Sworn-in to completion of FF1 is one period and Completion of FF1 to completion of their probationary period (as defined above) is the other. The difference between the two is they can pack up and are considered Interior Qualified during the second period, though they're under much more supervision. We've been trying to get the distinction clarified in the SOG's and also in PPE (different helmets/frontace) but haven't made much headway.
Originally Posted by Eng34FF
St. Paul; probie-1 year after completion of the academy.
rookie-depends on the individual and their skill
load-some times an entire career....
The decent POC departments follow a fairly simular program, but instead of an academy, it would be after the completion of FF1/FF2.