Fire Service Traditions and History

PRIDE AND OWNERSHIP: THE LOVE FOR THE JOB CHANGING SHIRTS—THE PROMOTION

Issue 11 and Volume 157.

BY RICK LASKY One of the many great opportunities available in our great fire service is the ability to promote and move up the ladder. Whether you are a volunteer or a paid firefighter, the opportunities are there. How well one prepares to promote and then, if fortunate, gets promoted requires some planning or “promotional preplanning,” if you will. Promotional opportunities have a strange way of presenting themselves. You could be lucky enough to work in an area that is rapidly growing and is building fire stations and hiring firefighters to keep up with that growth. Along with the growth comes promotions; and if someone isn’t staying awake (and it has happened), a fire department ends up playing catch-up, trying to fund the fire stations, apparatus, and personnel that should have been planned for in the first place. A friend of mine is going through this right now. You could…

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