You're Not Getting Younger, But The Fire Service Is

You may be a veteran firefighter and like the fire service the way it is and may not want whippersnappers coming in and messing up a good thing.


As the younger firefighters move up the ladder and become officers, Gilbert said veterans need to understand that they’ll do things differently and will embrace technology faster than those not as familiar with it.

Gilbert said it’s important to remember that everyone “buys into” the fire service at some point and accepts the practices and heritage even as it changes by evolution over the years.

“The fire service is us and will always be us,” Gilbert said. “What we chose to have as a legacy is up to us and will define our town or our city.”