I love to train new firefighters and recruits. They are usually like sponges. Over the years, the one thing they all ask me is ” What should I expect or know when I am a rookie firefighter?”. As I sat there with a good friend, John, I started developing this list. I have read and experienced every one of these rules. I figured the best thing to do is put them in writing and then ask my Fire Family what they thought and what They wanted to add. So here goes….