Tennessee Lawmakers one step forward and two stumbles Backward !!!!

Tennessee has stepped into the 80's by making mandatory minimum training for vols before they can fight fire. The new law as of 6/25/09 mandates minimum training, I personally think its a large step forward but the state has allowed many counties to opt out or disregard the law. I received my first training in Navy but even that wasnt good enough for the state of NY in the late 80s. EF class was a prerequisite to setting foot on a fire engine back then. My fellas are trained in house and are made to prove proficenty before being released from probation. I hope that the law is enforced in all counties as there are some places that will put a probie on a nozzle on their first duty night. If someone (God Forbid) was injured or worse...............It would be criminal...........The State doesnt want to cover any of this training financially.............Our old timers will have to keep training the probies......same ol dodo diff year.........

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