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Firefighter Interview Questions

Firefighter Interview Questions

Firefighting is a physically and mentally difficult role. Prepare to answer a lot of scenario questions that will assess your ability to succeed under stressful conditions and handle physically grueling tasks. Employers also look for reliable and dedicated leaders that will rise to the occasion, so come ready with examples that highlight your leadership skills and passion for this profession.

Firefighter Interview Questions

Firefighter Interview Questions

Firefighting is a physically and mentally difficult role. Prepare to answer a lot of scenario questions that will assess your ability to succeed under stressful conditions and handle physically grueling tasks. Employers also look for reliable and dedicated leaders that will rise to the occasion, so come ready with examples that highlight your leadership skills and passion for this profession.

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US Forest Service
Wildland Firefighter Squad Boss was asked...June 9, 2015

How well do you work with others under stressful conditions.

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I am well trained and am confident in my abilities to handle stressful situations. When working with others in tense conditions, communication and trust are key. Less

"There are many risks involved with the fire service, entrapment, suffocation, severe burns, even exposure to communicable diseases that may affect your family. Tell us why you are willing to risk your life and the lives of your loved ones to assist people you have never met before."

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-I'm aware of and understand the risks, but I know that through training and following proper protocols (such as wearing appropriate safety gear and PPE) that the risk level can be reduced to a reasonable level. I'm willing to take that reasonable risk because it is a small fraction of a percent of the population that enters this line of work. If people like me don't step up, who will? Less

Sedgwick County Fire District #1

Name a situation where you had to step up and be a leader. Name what you did and how it taught you leadership qualities that prepared you for the job as a firefighter?

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Drew on a major college project where the team fell apart and I had an opportunity to be a leader and restructure our project. Less

Firefighter was asked...October 22, 2015

Can you work under extremely stressful and life threatening situations

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Yes

Yes, I'm well trained and condfident in my ability to do what is necessary no matter how much pressure I'm under Less

Industrial Emergency Services, LLC
Firefighter was asked...January 12, 2018

Tell us about yourself

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I explained my experience relative to the position that I was applying for

Cherokee Brick & Tile

Do I have any kids

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No I don't

do you have AEMT

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i told them no, but i will gladly get it if needed

Houston Fire Department - Texas

Previous drug use

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As long as you are honest they could care less.

If you disagree with a call your supervisor makes while on the job, what would you do?

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It comes down to good communication, read the situation if it's appropriate to voice a concern, then communicate this with inclusive language. If it's not appropriate in the situation (time is of the essence) then it is my job to follow through with my superior's command, however, keep a mental note of your concern so that you can discuss it with your superior at a later appropriate time, perhaps something can be learned from this situation. Less

Firefighter was asked...January 18, 2018

where do you see yourself

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