I travel alot, and in my travels I always stop in and visit the local brothers. Call it what you want but it is usually those shiney red trucks (that make little kids excited) that will draw me into that firehouse everytime.
Being a progressive fire-rescue instructor I am always looking for ways to "Master my Domain". My domain is providing the best possible service on the BRT pictured below.
To master any art form it takes alot of time, committment and pride in what you are doing. Usually during my stops to visit brothers, I will always ask specifics about their apparatus. I can pretty quickly identify the progressive firefighters, (the one's who thrive to master their domain) from the hero's. (in it for the t-shirt and glory)
How can you identify the two? It is pretty simple... you ask them what kind of ground ladder configuration and compliment they have on their apparatus when they are showing you the piece.
The brothers who are reading the labels post opening said compartments are either brand new or just along for the ride. So I have to ask, you along for the ride or mastering your domain?