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    Default New Ff Guildlines. Explorers Should Know Too.

    EXPLORERS AND JUNIORS- PLEASE TAKE THIS STUFF SERIOUS.
    -BOU

    For over the last couple of years, New Firefighters (career and
    volunteer) have been coming in here asking for advice and
    simply "What to do". Myself, I have been offering "nickle and
    dime" advice.

    So, I finally sat down and re-typed out the
    "RECRUIT (NEW) FIREFIGHTER GUILDLINES" from the City
    of Torrance, California. They are only a guildline for the
    New Firefighter. I will also add "The Tower Guildlines" here
    soon too.

    Please, before you "punk out" Torrance Fire, they are a major
    progressive, Class 1 Fire Department in Southern California and
    ultra professional. Here is their site- Torrance Fire Department.

    Please feel free to copy this and share with your new people.

    -Bou
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    Default The document...

    TORRANCE FIRE DEPARTMENT

    RECRUIT (NEW) FIREFIGHTER GUILDLINES


    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…


    GENERAL GUIDELINES

    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.

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    I my self have allready started following most of those rules/guidelines. It works for me. The only one that I have not followed much is the low profile and keeping opinions to my self. The fire crew that I have been riding with for a few years expects me to voice my opinion, we are encouraged to question everything and anything untill we understand everything about the fire/ems service, Which will take a long time. Live by these rules and you will create a good reputation for your self. I have been living by them and it has worked!!
    FF I
    FF II
    Hazmat Operations
    EMT-B
    ---------------------------------------------------

    The light at the end of the tunnel has been temporarly shut off due to the current work load. The Mangement

    When all else fails USE DUCT-TAPE!!!

    My views posted in this fourm are my personal views only and do not reflect on any agencies that I am afiliated with.

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    Thanks Bou for posting this, Some people need a refresher.
    FF I
    FF II
    Hazmat Operations
    EMT-B
    ---------------------------------------------------

    The light at the end of the tunnel has been temporarly shut off due to the current work load. The Mangement

    When all else fails USE DUCT-TAPE!!!

    My views posted in this fourm are my personal views only and do not reflect on any agencies that I am afiliated with.

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