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Letter #1:Car'Lisa Breland11248 Ross BlvdJacksonville, FL 32218July 28 2018New Rookie FirefighterUniversity Fire StationUniversity LaneUniversity Town, USA 12345Dear Rookie Firefighter:Congratulations on your achievement and welcome to Station 34, The Garden City Doghouse and welcome to our crew. I'm firefighter Breland. I was recently in your shoes a little over one year ago. Firefighting is an awesome, challenging, yet rewarding career. Your first probationary year will probably be the toughest period on the job but it's all worth it in the end. This year I know they told you to work hard, be quiet, and listen more than you talk. I know you're nervous because this year can make or break your career but there will come a time when you have to speak up. Rather it be a fellow rookie firefighter or a superior, if you see someone practicing an unsafe act or maybe you see something that just doesn't look right don't be afraid to say anything.The best thing I can say is that to remember that all of the individuals working beside you were once rookies and probation just like you. Being on probation doesn't give anyone permission to harass, be mean, or belittle you for having an opinion. This letter is to help give you a sense of empowerment. In this textbook that I'm reading , they define empowerment as a way to enable or equip or supply and individual with an ability. Well I'm here to give you the empowerment to speak up. You as a firefighter, regardless of your rookiestatus, have the right and responsibility to voice concern when you see an unsafe act about to take place, without fear of negative consequences for doing so. The department has a set of

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