TEST OF COURAGE
SAMPLE ORAL PASSAGE


Welcome to our orientation meeting for new firefighter recruits. Congratulations on your appointment as a probationary firefighter. You are to report to Captain Pat Campbell in Room 135 at 0745 hours Monday morning for the first day of your eight-week training academy. Sometime during the first week on the job, report to Terry Rodriguez in the personnel office. He will want you to complete some forms for their records. Mr. Rodriguez will want your social security number and a copy of your driver's license. Your working hours during the first week of training will be Monday through Friday from 0730 to 1630 hours with a one-hour lunch break. You will be paid time and a half for all overtime required including Sundays. For the first twelve months on the job you will be on probationary status during which time you are not eligible for a vacation. After that time you will be allowed 10 working days vacation and 12 working days sick leave each year in addition to specified holidays.