My young apprentice, you're not listening. As we've told you on all of your other posts thus far, talk to the people at your department. They know your policies and procedures, they know better than any of us what you're supposed to know according to your own department requirements, and can teach you what you need to know.
stubborn is good. We're all that way. Just remember, your people are there to help you succeed. They'll be hard on you so that you'll get better. They'll make you do things over and over so you remember. They'll push you hard enough to make you mad enough to spit, so that you learn to keep your mind on what you're doing, and control your emotions during high stress times. Talk to your Chief, your Officers, the other firefighters in your department. They're great sources of help
Never let anyone tell you there is a stupid question. But Jason is right we can't teach you alot though a screen and we don't know what your department has as fars as a equipment and procedures.
You will fit in just fine be yourself and be truthful and you will be fine.
The best way to fit into the fire service is to earn it. But start with your own department. Prove that you want to be there. Learn your basics well, and then practice them. The two things I always tell my new guys are:
1. Close your mouth, open your eyes and ears, and bust your tail to learn everything the more experienced crews teach you. And when they're done teaching, learn your apparatus backwards and forwards. Know where everything is on the rigs, and know it automatically.
2. Earn your place. Don't ever expect anything to be given to you.
I agree with all the other guys here, but another good trick is to latch on to somebody in your department and start to learn from them, Officers are great but a Lieutnant or Senior Firefighter will usually be better for you because they do what you will be doing now.
Its the same as any job, keep you nose clean, work hard, listen and most of all learn your trucks. You will be fine.....