How long are the people on your fire department considered rookies?
The reason I am asking is because I have a been a firefighter for a year now I have completely class been to all but maybe one meeting. I have done the extra unrequired trainings and been on ever call I was available for even the three am fire alarms where no one else shows up. However in March we had two men join they are friends of the chief's and know the other officers. Neither has any training however they are being allowed to be on nozzle on the hose line at fires both training and others. Also, they are fighting grass fires while at the same time I am being told that as a rookie I can't do that. I can not find anywhere in our Guildlines or SOPs anything that says how long we are suppose to be a rookie. Does anyone have any idea I can except to be a rookie?

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Here is the breakdown:

First year they call you a "probie"
Second year or until they hire a new person, they call you "rookie"

As far as who gets the nozzle, that is really a CO decision. Are you meeting all your performance objectives? If so, you just might want to in a non-threatening method ask your Lieutenant, "I noticed Firefighter X and Y or getting some nozzle time, do you think I can get some nozzle time and the next fire", or something like that.

you have a long career ahead of you so don't worry about getting on the nozzle. This job is all about relationships. Work on that and you'll be just fine.

Ray
First year they call you a "probie"
Second year or until they hire a new person, they call you "rookie"

As far as who gets the nozzle, that is really a CO decision. Are you meeting all your performance objectives? If so, you just might want to in a non-threatening method ask your Lieutenant, "I noticed Firefighter X and Y or getting some nozzle time, do you think I can get some nozzle time and the next fire", or something like that.

you have a long career ahead of you so don't worry about getting on the nozzle. This job is all about relationships. Work on that and you'll be just fine.

Ray
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