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Letter #1: Joshua Leonida 140 Purple Heart Ave Dover AFB, DE 19902 08 March 2020 New Rookie Firefighter University Fire Station University Lane University Town, USA 12345 Dear Rookie Firefighter:
Welcome and congratulations on your new position as a firefighter at University Fire Station! The past few months at the fire academy must have flown by and without a doubt, you’ve been faced with a great deal of challenges, overcame obstacles, and achieved so much to get to this point. However, your journey has only just begun! There will be many times throughout your career where you will be faced with more challenges and times will be tough, but you will find the strength to adapt and overcome. You are the best of the best and one of the brightest young prospects to come to our station. With that in mind, you will be working with a lot of experienced fire professionals. You must show respect to those that have put in the time and hard work to blaze the trail ahead for you. They are filled with a great deal of wisdom from years of practice, patients, and purpose. Remember, you are part of this elite team and we need to take care of each other. While our team may have an abundance of experience, this may cause some members to get complacent. It is up to you to correct any actions if you notice something wrong or out of place. I am aware their position of authority may seem intimidating and that you must obey their orders at all times, but when it comes to safety, you must speak up. If you see something wrong, it is your responsibility to call it out to prevent cost, injury, and even death. As a member of this department, we are all safety officers on and off the fire ground. We need to ensure that each and every one of our brothers and sisters returns home after a call. Even if it seems like you

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