Paperback: 206 pages
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos (August 1, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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This book and the accompanying cd provide the basis for completing a successful fire department promotion oral assessment board. As a career fire officer hopeful, this manual has given me the insight I have been after to give me an edge on the competition. Mr. Mittendorf goes beyond the known interview guidelines into fine points that he as a fire officer looked for when he was on the evaluation side of the table. I highly recommend this manual to any fire officer hopeful.
I have had the opportunity to attend a couple of Chief Mittendorf's classes. In reading his text, it was easy to picture Chief Mittendorf speaking to me! While not all interviews or testing processes are exactly as presented, the information can be adjusted for most other types including entry level. In my case, I did score number 1 on our current fire department's promotional list. The text is large and margins are wide making it easy to get through the information quickly. I also utilized the included audio review of each chapter, putting it on my iPod.(Update)We had no promotions off of the previous list. I scored number 1 on the following promotional test too. And I'm happy to report that received my promotion to lieutenant!
A well written book. I used it to prepare for my latest promotional exam. The book contains a lot of information and good tips for preparing for the interview portion of the exam. Highly recommended.
Author, John Mittendorf supplies a wealth of information to anyone looking down the barrel of a nerve racking promotional interview.