Firefighter Finds Fulfillment in Joining Department


This past spring Webster Farris knew something was missing out of his day-to-day life.

"I wasn't getting fulfillment, I missed the comradery I had in my life, working closely as a team to a common goal" said Firefighter Webster Farris.

Farris and 10 other new firefighters had to complete 14 weeks of Fire and Rescue training before starting his six month probationary period with the Lincoln Fire Department.

With only weeks of probation left for the new firefighters, it's the passion from people like Farris that has his bosses impressed.

"I just watch how enthusiastic they are and the commitment to what they're doing. Webster's always shown that enthusiasm and commitment in everything he does," said Lincoln Battalion Chief Derald Murrel.

Working at stations across Lincoln over the past five months Farris has responded to a number of emergencies and says everyday he clocks in he knows a new challenge awaits.

"If you're not always learning in this career you're going to get left behind and you're not doing those who came before you and the public justice," said Farris.

"As he learns the job he'll gain more skill and confidence, but attitude is everything, you have to have that attitude that you want to learn to do the best job you can," said Murrel.

It's responding to those in need that has firefighters like Farris finding that life purpose that he had been searching for.

"This is the best job in the world, I'm fulfilled on every level," said Farris.


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