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    I have to admit, in the promotional interviews, I have asked pertient, non-BS questions in the past. I dont remember the exact verbage, but I would only do so with something related to the position.

    Recent eample- I just interviewed for a Chief Officer/TO position. Its down to two candidates and I got a 50/50 shot. I only asked them what the hiring time line was going to be after the interviews. To them, (and me) it seemed like an acceptable question. And they gave me an acceptable answer.

    To biggie. But for the entry-level FF oral, I would keep it to a nice, clean closing statement and get out of the building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    for the entry-level FF oral, I would keep it to a nice, clean closing statement and get out of the building.
    Get out of the building, really? I would ask where the break room is so I could relax, have a cup of Joe and read the funnies.

    Well, it sounds like, even if questions at the end of a fire interview aren't necessary, a good and concise closing statement is at least in order.
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    One of the captains I work with sat on a panel a few years ago. They had a guy that was the best they had seen, and thus had the highest score they had given.

    When asked if he had any questions he said, “I hope your ready, because They are coming”. One of the people on the panel asked who was coming. He said “The spaceships”. The panel kind of chuckled. The guy did not. He was absoultily serious. I don’t think he notice as they were madly erasing and changing his scores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCSmith View Post
    Get out of the building, really? I would ask where the break room is so I could relax, have a cup of Joe and read the funnies.
    Dude- I think my statement when over your head. When I said "Get out of the building", I was referring to not stopping and chatting with other people with in the facility. Do not chat with uniformed personnel, be buddy-buddy with the HR lady, do not make casual conversation with other agency related people.

    I know its hard to do because I have done so before. Its hard because everyone is friendly with you, open armed and very welcoming. Its best to be polite and move with a purpose out of the building so the Candidate doesnt do or say something to effect their score.

    PS- Rob- And what if the Spaceships really are coming. Does that guy get his badge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFighterRob View Post
    One of the captains I work with sat on a panel a few years ago. They had a guy that was the best they had seen, and thus had the highest score they had given.

    When asked if he had any questions he said, “I hope your ready, because They are coming”. One of the people on the panel asked who was coming. He said “The spaceships”. The panel kind of chuckled. The guy did not. He was absoultily serious. I don’t think he notice as they were madly erasing and changing his scores.

    Good Luck, Capt Rob
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