I know someone just posted something like this (I, too, am a rookie female firefighter), but I didnt quite get the answers I was looking for from that. I just got hired on an IA hand crew for my first season. I’ve been around the fire community for a few years now, but I’m just looking for tips to make me as prepared as I can be for the season. For instance, I got a new pair of Danners (american made). I know new boots take a while to break in, but these are pretty damn uncomfortable. Should I just deal with it and expect them to be better when they’re well worn, or try for something better? Best socks? I had a buddy of mine tell me 2 pairs of layered dress socks are the best. True? Or shoot for something else? Any tips on stuff like this would be awesome. Looking forward to working my ass off, and just want to be as prepared as I can possibly be.