The fire service is one of the most difficult professions to enter, and there’s a reason for that. It’s also one of the most honorable and self-sacrificing careers a person can have. For that reason, the competition is extremely tight. That’s true for paid, and volunteer positions alike. Hi, my name is Chief Jeff Rolfe. I’ve been employed in the fire service for a total of 34 years and just retired after spending the last 21 years of my career as a fire chief.
You’re here because you’re interested in learning more about the hiring process, and more likely, to collect information about the firefighter oral board interview. You may have an oral board scheduled, or you may be preparing yourself in advance. In either event, I want to commend you for doing what most applicants don’t, and that’s, prepare for the interview.
Fire Fighter Code is host to more than 125 videos, the majority of which teach you exactly how to answer the most intimidating questions, along with those, nearly impossible questions to answer, the scenario questions. But for now, I’d like to start out with the basics.
There’s one question that nearly every candidate will get during their interview, whether it’s an oral board or one-on-one interview. You probably know what that question is, and my guess is, if you’re like 99% of all candidates, you have a strong idea of how you’ll answer it. The question is, “Tell us about yourself.”
The overwhelming majority of fire service applicants absolutely BOMB the answer to this monumentally important question. When I say they bomb it, I mean the REALLY blow it. Oddly, most people think they did a pretty good job answering that very first, tone setting question, but they don’t. I’d like you to do what nobody does in an interview for this position. I want you to land THE PERFECT answer, and there is only ONE, perfect answer.
I’ll give you this all important slam dunk answer now, and tomorrow, I’d like to email you the all important “Why Do You Want to Be a Firefighter” question and answer. But first, watch me answer the question, “Tell Us About Yourself.”
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