Bob Smith

Fire "Captain Bob" Smith has helped countless entry level and promotional candidates gain their badges. He is a retired 28-year Hayward, California Captain, speaker/author of the CD/DVD programs "Conquer the Job Interview," "It's Your Turn in the Hot Seat!," the books, "Becoming a Firefighter-The Complete Guide to Your Badge," "Fire Up Your Communication Skills" and "Eat Stress For Breakfast," which have been translated in 24 countries including South Korea, Latin America and China. He is a coach, publisher, author, and a rater on job interviews.

"Captain Bob" has gained experience from more than 175 oral boards. To date over 2,300 candidates have received their badges from his program. He uses simple tools to uncomplicate the process.

He incorporates his own experience gained from three successful start-up businesses, a 41-year marriage (29 years that were good according to his wife), education, and 20 of research. To learn more about his dynamic programs, services, newsletter and more than 250 pages of proven tips and free information visit his website at

When were You Going to Tell Us?

The Greatest Show on Earth

Avoiding Common Fire Academy Pitfalls

You Have to Pass The Psych Test First Time Out!

Are Your Oral Board Answers Too Long?

Firefighter Test Skills: Calming Your Nerves

How Long Can You Tread Water?

Candidate: Unique or Clone?

Getting Hired: Stories Get Firefighter Badges

Oral Interviews: The Closing Statement

Firefighter Candidates: Strengths And Weaknesses

Oral Board: Beat The Clock!

What to Wear to the Firefighter Job Interview

Firefighter Oral Exam Interview Tip #1

Where Are You Stuck?

Basic Information that Should Be On Your Resume

Oral Board Scenario: Questions

The Six Steps to Answering an Oral Board Question

Fantasyland: The Oral Interview

Miracle Oral Board Tool

Conquer The Fire Service Promotional Interview!

Firefighter Oral Board Skills: First Impressions

Oral Board Skills: The Problem Is Poor