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Letter #1:James O. Rylee1306 Andrea DriveWaycross, GA 3150103/11/2019New Rookie FirefighterUniversity Fire StationUniversity LaneUniversity Town, USA 12345Dear Rookie Firefighter:Welcome to the greatest job on Earth! I am following this career path in order to satisfy my childhood dream of being a firefighter. I am glad you are able to join me. The number one rule in this profession is safety. My safety, your safety, our safety, the public's safety... I am responsible for getting you back to your family, and my wife and kids are expecting you to get me back home. Always remember that if you do not know something, ask questions. Never feel like you are a burden for asking questions and trying to better understand what it is we are doing. If something appears or feels unsafe, question it. If it is not unsafe, you deserve an explanation to help you better understand the process of our department. Some seasoned veterans may attempt to belittle you or make you feel clueless when you question things, but please do not let that deter you from having your questions answered. We rely on everyone in our department to look out for each other. The key to dealing with the seasoned guys that seem to “important” or busy to answer your questions is to develop a relationship. Figure out what annoys them and avoid doing that. We are like a family. We fuss, fight, laugh, cry... we do it all. You will spend one third of your life with these folks. You need to learn how to interact and build a strong bond with our fire family. Once you can figure out a way to communicate and keep a good relationship with the veterans, then better your learning experience will be. They will question your moves to keep your skills sharp and

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