PROBIE 1. Someone holding a position on a probationary basis, subject to performance or examination. 2. A term used by firefighters to identify a probationary firefighter , or rookie. To me, a Probie should represent an eager individual new to the trade who wants to learn. Someone who wants to work. A sponge looking to absorb all the information and knowledge they can. This next quote is taken from Steve Delson's book "The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk About Their Lives", Page 41. "A probie never complains. A probie keeps his mouth shut, his eyes open. A probie is never idle. A probie is always learning or drilling or cleaning. That's why you're still called a probie: for one year after you leave training school." Just remember, once you are finished your Probie period it doesn't mean you stop learning, drilling, or cleaning!

  • PROBIE 1. Someone holding a position on a probationary basis, subject to performance or examination. 2. A term used by firefighters to identify a probationary firefighter , or rookie. To me, a Probie should represent an eager individual new to the trade who wants to learn. Someone who wants to work. A sponge looking to absorb all the information and knowledge they can. This next quote is taken from Steve Delson's book "The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk About Their Lives", Page 41. "A probie never complains. A probie keeps his mouth shut, his eyes open. A probie is never idle. A probie is always learning or drilling or cleaning. That's why you're still called a probie: for one year after you leave training school." Just remember, once you are finished your Probie period it doesn't mean you stop learning, drilling, or cleaning!
  • 2018-11-17 13:18:30

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