New members are on probation for a period of 6 months to a year. During that time, new members must attend all training, department and monthly meetings.
New members are exposed to each engine company, and are assigned permanant placement at the end of the probationary period, by the officers of the department.
Probationary members are often subject to good natured ribbing around the fire house, such as dish washing duties and hose rolling. But they all know that, eventually,
their probationary period will be over.