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Monday, April 12th, 2010

Rookie School – Rank Structure (Photo: Source) One of the first things you need to learn is the Rank Structure of your new department. Knowing this will save you a lot of hard times and embarrassment. Departments vary a little but not much, except maybe in their Upper Management. Even then it’s usually a matter […]

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

I have some thoughts rolling around in my head that I need to put out there for you guys. Here in the Las Vegas Valley, the fire departments are really struggling. The cities and county are having short falls, so they are looking at the biggest cost factors and trying to trim them. It makes […]

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 […]