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    Hello, new member here. I have a question to ask, it may be more of an opinion than standard. I?ve been a very active volley in my department for a little over 2 years. I have completed FF1 which is required of me. On my own leisure and liberty, I have taken and passed Engine Ops and FF2. I?m currently enrolled to take intro to fire Officer this October. My question is when is it the right time to step up and take the role of a 2nd LT? I?m being pushed in that direction but I am unsure if I?m ready to take that step so soon. The reason I?m being pushed is because I believe it?a more of a they don?t want to do it and not it?s my time. I?m very handy, have common sense, pretty smart and like I said I?m very active in my department. So what say you? Thanks in advance

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    If you are truly uncomfortable doing it, don't do it. If you are just concerned but not entirely uncomfortable it might make sense. Talk to someone you really trust and respect. Ask for honesty.
    What exactly are the responsibilities of a 2nd Lt?


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      Originally posted by captnjak View Post
      If you are truly uncomfortable doing it, don't do it. If you are just concerned but not entirely uncomfortable it might make sense. Talk to someone you really trust and respect. Ask for honesty.
      What exactly are the responsibilities of a 2nd Lt?
      As far as I know, just kitchen detail for meetings, have duty nights from 10pm-4am, and possibly organizing events. There?s also the fact that I may be IC until a senior guy arrives. I was advised to wait at least 5 years before accepting the role and I agree with him. I?d have no problem doing the duty but my biggest fear is I?ll end up hating the position and hate responding on calls


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