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Blog archives for January, 2010


Archive for January, 2010

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Becoming a Firefighter: Oral Board Preparation (photo: source) Capt Jep is at it again with words of wisdom on becoming a firefighter… enjoy. *************************** Now that we have discussed what to expect, more or less, in the firefighter Oral Board, here are a few of the questions that you may be asked to explain. Remember, […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Becoming a Firefighter:  The Oral Board (photo: source) Well, so far so good. Congratulations on passing the written test and the physical aptitude test. And passing them high enough to get to the Oral Board, the panel interview. This panel usually is composed of a Chief, a Captain, and an Engineer or Firefighter. One panelist […]

Monday, January 18th, 2010

Becoming A Firefighter: The Physical Aptitude Test (photo: source) Captain Jep gives us at WheresDaFire.com the low down on the firefighter’s Physical Aptitude Test… enjoy: *********************** Congratulations! You have now apparently passed the written test. High enough at least to go on to the next step: The Physical Agility Test. (What pictures does this put […]

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Becoming a Firefighter: The Written Test (a Follow-Up) (Photo Source) From WheresDaFire.com’s own expert, Captain Jep: ********************** Last time we left you at the fireman written test and never talked much about the test itself.  I have contacted fire training officers from different fire departments and find that they tend to send you, or refer […]

Friday, January 8th, 2010

Becoming a Firefighter: Day One and The Written Test (image: source) The process of becoming a firefighter is typically broken into three parts: written test, oral board, and physical test.  Our WheresDaFire Expert, Captain Jep, starts us off by discussing “Day One” and the written test. ***************** Okay. Now you have taken the first step […]