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Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming firefighter interview?

Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

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Chris in Aliso Viejo, California

93 months ago

I found a website www.thefirefighterexam.com/interview that has some good advice and common firefighter interview questions. The site talks about not being a clone candidate by including personal stories and experiences in the interview. The reason for doing that is that the interview panel has seen several candidates walk through the door. Everyone beings to sound alike. If you personalize your response you will stand out amongst the others. Anyways, the website explains it much better then I can.

Chris

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Corren.se in Linköping, Sweden

81 months ago

This is short clip from an churchfire in Sweden with a very stressful moment for a firefighter.. correntv.corren.se/player.aspx?id=243&catId=56

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Shawn in Peterborough, Ontario

68 months ago

Host said: Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming firefighter interview?

Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

Know these important categories

Stress Management
Conflict resolution
Team Work
Firefighter Attributes and Characteristic Traits

Find situations that demonstrate you have these skills also think what you would do in similar situations.

Visit the facebook site Firefighter Interviews www.facebook.com/pages/Firefighter-Interviews/ for more information and discussions.

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Stacey in Jackson, Michigan

67 months ago

Host said: Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming firefighter interview?

Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

Know the city that you are applying for. They tend to ask "what do you know about our city and the fire department?"

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medicmark in Ellettsville, Indiana

55 months ago

try this oral board training download. it wont take months of work. you can download it in PDF form without the risk of bugs. It is worth the $25.00

www.firefighteroralboard.com/?hop=medicmark

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Ryan in Mesa, Arizona

48 months ago

Know yourself. Know your stories. No one cares that you went to community college, you are in shape, and you got your EMT cert. Your resume has all of that information. And 99 percent of the other applicants have the same certs/qualifications. What grabs people is the story behind your journey. What did you learn from life so far that will prepare you for the job as a Firefighter. I've sat on 5 oral boards for my department. I can usually tell in the first 30 seconds if the canidate will move on in the process.

Just remember you are truly unique and you have some great stories in your life so far. Your degree in Fire Science, training, ride alongs, etc are NOT what make you unique.

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vollieforlife in Seattle, Washington

46 months ago

There are a bunch of groups out there offering coaching for a price of course, Capt. Bob in California, who seems to be pretty legit for the LA process, and Leatherhead Coaching up in Seattle. Not sure about the other ones have only had experience with these two.

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ysgggg in San Jose, California

45 months ago

just be truthful and yourself and tlak to someone whos had experience

www.myrescueteam.com

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randy23 in defiance, Ohio

34 months ago

Honestly, I wouldn't rely on information on here. There's a lot of posers on this website who will pretend to be in the firefighters but are really 16 year old kids in real-life who are making it up as they go along or doing it based on something "they read". But this website is quite good loaded with sample questions and best answers:

firefighterinterviewquestions.org

Do as much research as you can, and independently, fire departments want candidates who are ethically sound and can work in a team and not rely on dodgy sources such as forums like this.

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John Tan 2 in New York

33 months ago

I think best tips for firefighter are:

+ Interview experience from last ones.
+ List all duties/tasks for firefighter and ask questions: how to do, what is...
+ List all common interview questions and answers.

Some questions:

1. What do you know about this fire department?
2. Why do you want this job?
3. What education or training have you undertake that makes you fit for this profession?
4. What are the job responsibilities of a firefighter?
5. What do you think is the role of the fire department?
6. Why did you leave your last job?
7. What are your career goals for Firefighter?

You can ref more list of 50 firefighter interview questions with answers at:

interviewquestionsandanswers.biz/firefighter-interview-questions-and-answers/

rgs

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cooly in Peterborough, Ontario

31 months ago

visit www.firefighterinterviews.com watch mock interview/ critique videos, read questions and answers explained - look at departments previous interview questions, keep up on job postings. The most comprehensive firefighter interview site on the internet. Also, follow fire fighter interviews on facebook and twitter - www.facebook.com/FirefighterInterviews twitter.com/FireInterview

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