Preparing For The Firefighter Oral Board Exam

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Are you getting ready to take the Firefighter oral board exam? If you are, you have certainly landed on the right page! Here you will get an idea of what to expect along with some questions you should practice the answers to.

About The Firefighter Oral Board Exam

The Firefighter oral board exam can either come before or after the written exam. Sometimes you are required to take the Firefighter oral board exam first with a pass/fail grade. If you pass, then you move on to the written exam. However, it can also happen with the Firefighter written exam first, followed by the oral exam.

It is common for three officers to interview you at the same time, so try to prepare before going in to quell any nerves. It has been shown to help if you type out a document that covers the following bases:

  • Who are you?
  • Why do you want to become a Firefighter?
  • How have you prepared for this position?

These questions may even be on the exam, but if you write it out, you will have an easier time recalling the information.

Potential Questions On The Firefighter Oral Board Exam

  • What have you done to prepare for this position?
  •  What are you bringing to the job?
  • What do you know about this city or agency?
  • What do you like to do?  What are your hobbies?
  • What would your employer say about you?
  • What are the attributes of a firefighter?  What is the most important one to you?

Potential Scenarios On The Firefighter Oral Board Exam

How would you handle the following situations?

  •     Irate citizen?
  •     An employee crisis at an emergency?
  •     Racial situation?
  •     Conflicting orders at an emergency?
  •     What do you say when you don’t know an answer to a question?
  •     Are you on any other hiring lists?  What would you do if another city called you?
  •     When can you start if we offered you the job?
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