This was the first lesson learned when I started full-time in the fire service. As soon as I was cleared to work with a crew, they taught me how to make coffee. Seems simple but there are a lot of different ways to make the same bad firehouse coffee. 5 scoops? 8 scoops? Pinch of salt? Filtered water, warm tap water, cold tap water… If you’re new, pay attention, take notes. Getting the coffee right is important, you don’t want to screw this up first thing in the morning cause it’ll set the tone for the rest of your day. Thanks for reading, stay safe.

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http://www.ems1.com/columnists/frequent-flyers/