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What Makes A Great Manager?
Supervision tips and free resources.  Answers to supervision and management situations.


Winning cover letters and resumes lead to winning interviews - Try the recommended resources below:

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Firefighter Promotions

Testing for most civil service jobs happens only periodically and sometimes as little as once every two years.  An exam may consist of one test or a number of different tests.  Note that once you pass the test and you're on a civil service list, you'll be interviewed to determine if you receive a job offer.  Make the most of your opportunity with the resources below.



Interview Tips, Strategies and Sample Questions from job-interview.net

  1. Facing the Promotional Interview, John Mittendorf, 2003

  2. Fire Captain Oral Exam Study Guide, Arthur Couvillon, 1995

  3. Fire Engineer Oral Exam Study Guide, Arthur R. Couvillon, 1988


  1. A Preparation Guide for the Assessment Center, Tina Rowe, 2006  - RECOMMENDED

  2. Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics, Michael Terpak, 2008

  3. Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center, Anthony Castros, 2006 - RECOMMENDED


  1. Fire Officer's Handbook of Tactics, 3rd Ed., John Norman, 2006 - RECOMMENDED


Need help for a specific subject such as word problems and math?  Click 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 the search box below.


Guides with reader recommendations are in bold.

  1. Battalion Chief, Fire Department, Jack Rudman, 2005

  2. Deputy Chief, Fire Department, Jack Rudman, 2004

  3. Exam Prep: Fire Department Apparatus Driver/Operator, Ben Hirst, 2010

  4. Exam Prep: Fire Inspector I and II, Kindle ed., Ben Hirst, 2009

  5. Exam Prep: Fire Instructor I and II, Ben Hirst, 2009

  6. Exam Prep: Fire Officer I and II, Ben Hirst, 2010

  7. Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, Frederick M. Stowell, 2007

  8. Fire Captain Written Exam Guide, Arthur Couvillon, 2002

  9. Fire Captain/Lieutenant Written Practice Exams, Arthur Couvillon, 2003

  10. Lieutenant Fire Department, Jack Rudman, 2004


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