100 Things That Professional Firefighters Wish They'd Learned Earlier

#65: "The name on your helmet represents who you work for. The name on your coat represents who raised you. Do them both justice."

There's a lot to learn as a rookie firefighter, and like so many professions most of the deepest wisdom is gained through experience rather than reading. See this and 99 other things the seasoned firemen of Leatherhead Mafia wish they'd known from their first day on the job.

Image: "Rookie & Veteran" By Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr