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Fire departments use interviews to help determine which applicants have the personality and characteristics they’re seeking. Interviews are not intended to verify the skill level of the applicant. Generally, your accomplishments, such as fire experience, education and work experience, are the reasons why you were invited for an interview. The…

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Research It is vital to take the time before your interview to research general facts about the city and the fire department. Obtaining this information greatly improves your chances of having a successful interview.

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Before the interview Do • In case you have to clarify a section of your resumé, make sure you know it inside-out so you can answer a question without hesitating. • Do thorough research. Make sure you have important information about the fire department, including its fundraising efforts and community…

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It is possible that a first interview will take place over the phone. Then, if the phone interview is successful, you will be invited for a face-to-face interview. Fire departments have started to use phone interviews as an initial employment screening technique for a variety of reasons. First, they save…

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