Get Your Dream Fire Job
Effective, straightforward and accessible firefighter specific interview preparation from real firefighters
What is Firefighter Interview Prep?
Why Take the Course?
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Excatly what you need to get over the firefighter interview hump!
Who Are We?
After seeing person after person come through my fire station looking for help with interviewing for a job as a firefighter I decided that I needed to do something to help more people. There is a simple process that can be used to improve your performance in an interview even if you do not know anything about the fire service. I started working on Firefighter Interview Prep with Mike because we both have a passion for helping people reach their goals.
I was lucky enough to get hired quickly once I decided to start testing for a fire job. Somehow I made it through the interview process and was hired without much experience with interviewing. Throughout my career I have been through a few promotional processes where I have developed my interview skills. I have learned that interview skills are necessary throughout a career as a firefighter and it is a skill that must be practiced and developed.
Firefighting has been my entire life. My dad was in the fire service so I grew up in a firehouse. I have been in the fire service since I was 19 years old. I have been with my current department over 18 years and have been blessed with a great career. My wife and three young children make it all worthwhile. One of my favorite things in life is getting home after a shift and being swarmed with hugs from my family.
When I was first getting into the fire service I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t understand the hiring process, I had no contacts at a fire department, and I had no idea what to expect from an interview. All I knew is that I wanted to be a firefighter, and I needed to figure out how to get the job.
Once I had made the decision to be a firefighter I was all in. I started taking fire science classes, researching the hiring process, and took every opportunity to meet people who could help me on my path to getting my dream job. It was a lot of work, but I remember feeling like I was ready to get hired when I went to my first fire job interview.
Looking back, I was still very unprepared to walk into a fire job interview and do well. I knew I was the right person for the job, but I couldn’t figure out how to explain that to the interview panel. I struggled to translate my knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences into marketable qualities that I could display for an interview panel. However, after more interviews and a ton of practice, I figured it out.
I have now been a Firefighter at my current department for the last 6 years. I love coming to work. It is exactly the job I hoped it would be. Now I am taking everything I learned, the hard way, and organizing it here to help other people who want this job as badly as I did. The information from Firefighter Interview Prep will help you get the job you want, and save you years of struggling to get past the interview and into the fire house.
Why Do We Exist?
To provide everyone, even if they are not familiar with the fire service, with the knowledge and tools to pass their firefighter hiring interview. It is important to us that everyone having access to the information and tips they need to be successful.
People from all walks of life have come through our fire station looking for advice. We have been able to fine tune what most people need to get past the interview panel. Then they can move on to the chiefs interview and into a seat on a fire engine.
We are here to share knowledge and wisdom we have gained while guiding many people through the interview process. Because it is hard to do alone, we are here for you!