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    Default First Interview any pointers?

    I have my 1st interview saturday. I have the appearance part down but what kind of questions should I be expected to answer?

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    Lightbulb interview Q/A

    I would say expect questions about:

    Workplace conflict and how to solve problems with co-workers,

    Diversity awareness and dealing with other cultures,

    If the department is into EMS expect questions about scene scenarios and patient contact/interaction,

    And maybe questions on chain of command/supervisor relations type stuff,

    and your background and what you can bring to the fire department in question--- teamwork skills, EMT/Paramedic experience, past employment, etc...

    What department are you going for???

    Good Luck...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickIF
    I have my 1st interview saturday. I have the appearance part down but what kind of questions should I be expected to answer?
    What does working in a diverse department mean to you?

    make sure you have a good answer.

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    Here's a link to 85 of the most commonly asked fire department interview questions:

    Taking a fire department interview is like nothing you have ever done. There is a lot to learn about the process. In most job interviews you are trying to "sell" yourself on your qualifications, experience and education. In a fire department you are being evaluated on three things:

    1. Will you make it through my training
    2. Will you make it through the probationary period?
    3. Will my firefighters like and respect you.


    Before you go into your interview visit the fire stations and learn about the department, their culture, what to expect from the academy and the probationary period. More importantly, speak to the newest firefighters and find out what they did to be successful.

    DO NOT GO INTO YOUR INTERVIEW WITHOUT FIRST VISITING THE FIRE HOUSES.

    Here's your link:
    http://www.aspiringfirefighters.com/samples.html

    Good luck,

    Paul Lepore
    Battalion Chief
    www.aspiringfirefighters.com

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    Chief Paul

    Regarding attire, I have a quick question. My interview I am going to have shortly is with one proctor and they are voice recording the interview. Do you still get rated on your attire. I was told the interview will be rated by a panel of firefighters later that week but they wont be able to rate my attire since its just voice recorded.

    Thanks
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    It can't hurt to wear somerthing nice. It's alot harder to run home and change if you arrive to find you missed it and are under dressed.

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    Fargo gives sound advice. If you find yourself asking the question, you already knew the answer.

    Hint......it's OK to over dress.

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