Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Probationary Firefighter Training

By: Lieutenant Pedro Meneses, Jr
Silver Spring Fire Station #19

FF Joseph Forsythe is our newest addition to Company 19, on the C shift, located in Silver Spring MD.  Firefighter Forsythe is a probationary firefighter who recently completed fire recruit training at our Public Safety Training Academy and will be assigned to our firehouse for a one year period.

He will be expected to learn the rules and tricks of the trade and will be assessed periodically. After one year, he will be taken off of probationary status if he has successfully completed all assigned training tasks and has shown himself to be a good employee. 

Besides training any probationary firefighters, we take advantage of every shift to practice the basic skills and keep sharp so that we may perform our jobs more efficiently.

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