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  • Are Your Oral Board Answers Too Long?

    Two minute responses can be considered a salvo drop.

    Article • October 9th, 2006

  • How Long Can You Tread Water?

    Losing equipment is one of the areas in which promotional candidates get into trouble. You can overcome this by using a piece of paper with a line drawn down the center.

    Article • September 5th, 2006

  • Job Specific Training

    Firefighters are elite athletes. They dig deep into their hearts to make the difference.

    Article • September 5th, 2006

  • Candidate: Unique or Clone?

    It's not the interview questions that are the problem, it's the answers! Unfortunately many candidates become clones of one another and give clone answers.

    Article • August 7th, 2006

  • Test-Taking Tactics: Word Clues

    An answer may be correct because it is precise or because it is vague.

    Article • July 10th, 2006

  • The Best Fire Department Oral Board Secret

    Listening to your interview can teach you many lessons.

    Article • July 10th, 2006

  • 400 Terms Every Firefighter Candidate Should Know

    There are numerous terms and phrases unique to the fire service.

    Article • May 22nd, 2006

  • 25 Reasons To Hire You As A Firefighter

    This list will guide you through each phase of the firefighter job hiring process.

    Article • April 24th, 2006

  • Hearing is Believing

    A recent candidate had such a monotone voice I asked if he knew? He said yea, but that's just my voice. I told him I didn't believe that for a second. What can I do about it, he asked. I've been testing where I can for four years, going to school and work...

    Article • April 3rd, 2006

  • 25 Common Mistakes Made by New Fire Officers

    As a rule, firefighters making the transition to officer are usually not given the proper training and tools necessary to becoming a successful manager.

    Article • February 20th, 2006

  • Frequently Asked Questions for Firefighter Resumes

    Creating the perfect resume that brings out the best in you as a firefighter candidate.

    Article • February 7th, 2006

  • Test-Taking Strategy For Deductive Reasoning

    Deductive reasoning measures your ability to apply rules or regulations to specific situations.

    Article • January 17th, 2006

  • Succession Planning-Part 2

    A performance evaluation is an excellent tool for helping an employee develop a plan to improve their knowledge, skills and abilities and increase their value to the organization. Another excellent tool is used in many departments on a daily basis but...

    Article • January 16th, 2006

  • Getting Hired: Stories Get Firefighter Badges

    Your stories establish a natural bridge between you and the panel.

    Article • January 9th, 2006

  • Learn How to Master the Fire Service Hiring Game

    It's not playing a game in a negative way, but the whole hiring process can be considered a game.

    Article • January 2nd, 2006