Probie: Understanding the Role of a Firefighting Trainee
A probie is a term used to refer to a probationary firefighter, or a trainee who is in the process of completing their initial training and certification to become a professional firefighter.
Probies are typically assigned to work with a more experienced firefighter, known as a mentor, who will guide them through the various tasks and responsibilities of the job, including fire suppression, rescue operations, and hazardous materials response.
During their probationary period, probies will learn a wide range of skills and knowledge such as basic firefighting techniques, fireground operations, and emergency medical services. They will also be trained on the use of firefighting equipment such as hose lines, ladders, and fire extinguishers.
Probies are also expected to assist in maintaining and cleaning the fire station and apparatus.
The role of a probie is critical to the fire department as they are the future of the department, and it is important for them to receive the necessary training and guidance to become a well-prepared and professional firefighter.
Last Updated on February 22, 2023