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Review the job description for a Firefighter. A number of the underlined keywords have links to interview questions for that keyword or job function.

DescriptionUnder supervision, firefighters respond to fire alarms with assigned company and assist in extinguishing fires in the protection of lives and property; assist in cleaning and caring for apparatus, equipment and quarters; administer first aid treatment; assist in rescue work in various emergencies; and inspect buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances.

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Practice Firefighter Interview

  1. What qualifies you to be a Firefighter?
    Focus on the requirements of a Firefighter and how you best fit them.  Tips on your interview opening.

  2. Why do you want to be a Firefighter?

  3. Do you prefer to work in a team or by yourself?  Why?

  4. What have you done to prepare yourself both mentally and physically for the position of Firefighter?

  5. Tell us about an emergency or high pressure situation you've been in and what you did.

  6. How do you feel about working with female firefighters in close quarters?

  7. What do you believe constitutes sexual harassment?

  8. How do you deal with conflict with co-workers?

  9. What would you do if you witnessed a fellow firefighter placing items from a private residence in his or her pockets?

  10. Is there anything else we should know about your qualifications to be a Firefighter? 
    Tips on your interview closing.


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