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Questions You May be Asked on an Oral Board


Questions you may be asked on an oral board

You are a rookie. A senior firefighter is routinely sneaking his girlfriend into the station after hours. How do you handle it?

As the alarm goes off, you hear a senior firefighter say he doesn't feel like going on a call. he goes to the bathroom and misses the call. How do you handle it?

While calling to local businesses to schedule fire inspections, you accidentally double book an appointment time?

Why do you want to be a firefighter?

What do you know about our department?

What would you do if you found out someone was stealing on the job?

What would you do if you were given an order that could place you in danger?

What are your greatest strengths?

Describe yourself

What are the most important qualities of a firefighter?

What have you done to prepare for this job?

What are your hobbies?

How would you handle conflicting orders in an emergency?

Have you ever been in an emergency incident? What did you do?

What did you think of your previous boss?

Why are you leaving your current job?

Where do you see yourself five years from now?

What salary are you looking for?

What is your greatest failure and what did it teach you?

What did you like the least about your last job?

Have you ever had problems with coworkers? How did you handle it?

How would your friends describe you?

What makes your uncomfortable?

What is the last appealing aspect for being a firefighter?

Why is working as a team so important in the fire service?

How have you taught yourself to react in an emergency?

What are the duties of a firefighter?

Would you ever disobey an order? Under what circumstances?

If we contacted your present employer, is there anything negative that may be said about you?

If you are hired, what would you contribute to our department?


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