Welcome! In this series, we’ll be discussing how to make the rookies in your unit or station house feel welcome. As firefighters and police officers, you understand the importance of being able to trust your coworkers. Bringing new people into the work family can be difficult, but here are some suggestions  on how you can make it a little easier for rookies to join in.

Most rookies will be a little timid at first. Take the time to reach out as a mentor to provide them with some guidance.

The newcomers to your unit may also have a lot of questions. Remain patient and willing to help to prevent tension from developing early on.

Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to join us for part 2.