The Rookie

The rookies heart pounds with fear

He hastily puts on his gear

The Rookie is ready to go and he does not let his fear show

All the rest of the guys are feeling the same thing

But they are used to hearing the bell ring

Is it fear is it excitement that the Rookie feels as the fire bites at his heels

Maybe hes trying to impress the guys and trying to fit in

The fire is like a howling mob but even the chief has to admit

“the Rookie is doing a good job”

When the fire is out they head back to the station

The Rookie has his first “Knock Down”,

So now it’s time for initation.


Author: Dustin Hutto Hazlehurst – Jeff Davis County Fire/Rescue.