Strategies and Sample Questions from
Your Firefighter Oral Boards: The Ultimate Guide to a Successful Oral
Roger Aimes, 2011
the Promotional Interview, John Mittendorf, 2003
Exam Study Guide, Arthur R. Couvillon, 1999
Your Firefighter Interview,
Paul Lepore, 2011 - RECOMMENDED
Essentials of Fire Fighting,
International Fire Service Training Association, 2013 - RECOMMENDED
Firefighter's Handbook: Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response, 2e, Thomson Delmar Learning,
Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics,
John Norman, 2006 - RECOMMENDED
Guides with reader recommendations are in bold.
Need help for a specific subject
such as word problems and math?
here for guides and free help for the most difficult test areas.
The most often
requested study guides are listed below. If you don't see
the guide that you're looking for, enter the title of the job in
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a Firefighter: The Complete Guide to Your Badge!, Bob Smith, 2003
Prep: Firefighter I and II, Dr. Ben Hirst, 2009
Learning Express, 2009
Includes 4 complete tests based on official exams, with instructional chapters on
reading texts, tables, maps, and graphs, memory and observation, math, mechanical aptitude, and spatial relations.
Exam for Dummies, Stacey Bell, 2011
Exams (Barron's Firefighter Exams), James Murtagh, 2013
Master the Fire Fighter Exam,
Hall's Firefighter's Exam Preparation Book, Norman Hall,
Your Firefighter Written Exam,
Paul Lepore, 2007
Firefighter Fit, Kevin S. Malley, 2008
Tacfit Firefighter First Alarm - A
Comprehensive Fitness Programs Designed By Firefighters For
Testing for a
supervisor's position? Review these resources:
New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: How to Take Charge, Build
Your Team, and Get Immediate Results,
George Bradt, 2011
The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan will help ensure
that you achieve all of your goals in your next leadership
role by implementing an effective plan, starting even before
First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed
Faster and Smarter, Michael
A hands-on guide for moving successfully into a new role.
Walk through the transition as Watkins identifies the most
common pitfalls new leaders encounter and provides
tools/strategies for how to avoid them.
for New Managers, Morey Stettner, 2013
Specific answers for key responsibilities including
delegating work, communicating effectively, mentoring,
leadership, and coaching. Includes bulleted lists,
checklists and definition of terms.
Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A Manager's
Guide to Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline
Challenges, Paul Falcone, 2009
Covering everything from substandard performance reviews
to personal hygiene to termination meetings, this guide
helps managers on what to say and how to say it. Good
resource for test questions regarding frequently encountered
Interview Guide with Supervision Guide
From job-interview.net, 200+ possible interview questions on
supervision including behavioral/situational questions.
Plus, answers to the toughest supervision interview