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FIREPREP.COM NEWSLETTER
Topic:  Do You Have a Game Plan
for Becoming a Firefighter in 2013?

FirePrep.com Newsletter #68

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January, 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE:

    1. Do You Have a Game Plan for Becoming a Firefighter in 2013?

    2. Firefighter Job Openings Across the Country

    3. 2013 City of Houston Firefighter Exam Applications Accepted Until 2/12/13

    4. 2013 Don McNea Fire School City of Akron Firefighter Exam Prep Seminar

    5. 2013 City of Los Angeles Firefighter Exam Applications Accepted Only January 15-January 17, 2013

    6. 2013 City of Charlotte NC Firefighter Exam

    7. 2013 City of Dallas Firefighter Exam Applications Accepted Only January 6-19, 2013

    8. Exams to Watch for in the First Quarter of 2013

    9. Department Spotlight ~ Austin, TX

     

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    1. Do You Have a Game Plan for Becoming a Firefighter in 2013?

 

What is YOUR game plan for obtaining a firefighter job this year?  Are you looking at your strengths and weaknesses?  Are you looking at how to improve on your weaknesses?  What are your strengths?  Is the written test your strength?  Is the oral interview your weakness?  Have you done well on the written and oral and failed the psychological?  Are you not scoring well enough on the physical agility exam? 

 

You have to take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself, "What do I need to improve on and how do I do that?" 

 

If it's the oral interview, are you practicing in front of a mirror?  Are you practicing with a tape recorder?  Are you practicing what your answers will be?  Have you gone through oral interviews in the past and some of the questions have stumped you?  Are you writing those questions down and trying to improve how you will answer those questions that could possibly be presented to you on the next oral interview?  Go to the link below for oral interview strategies:

http://www.fireprep.com/conquer_the_job_interview_inde.html

 

On the written exam, what are your weaknesses?  Is your weakness mathematics?  Reading comprehension?  Maps and mechanical?  Inductive or Deductive Reasoning?  If it's reading comprehension, are you taking practice examinations with reading comprehension?  If it's mathematics, are you practicing with the basic mathematics skills and working through the step-by-step procedure to solve the problem?  Are you working with word problems?  Have you gone over mechanical strategies?  Are you continually taking firefighter practice examinations to help build your confidence and conquer those weaknesses?  Just two or three questions on an exam usually separate individuals in the top 10 from individuals all the way down in the 50s and 60s range on the eligibility list.  Go to the link below for test-taking strategies:

http://www.fireprep.com/test-taking_strategies_for_fir.html

 

Are you just winging it on the physical agility?  Are you getting yourself in shape?  We have physical agility strategies available on our website that you can review and put yourself in the position to pass the exam or if it's scored, to be in the top percentile.  Go to the link below for some physical agility strategies:

http://fireprep.com/physical_agility_examination_f.html

 

Are you taking enough exams?  Are you not taking an exam because the rumor on the street is that they are only hiring 1 or 2, when actually by the time the eligibility list expires, they have hired 5 or 6 and you have been left out?   You never know when a firefighter decides that he/she is going to retire.  It might be due to an illness or a family concern.  Or maybe it's just that they have put in over 30 years and have decided to move on and enjoy life.  You have to take as many tests as possible.  Yes, sometimes it can be expensive and those entry fees can add up.  You have to view that money spent as an investment in your career. 

 

Firejobs.com is an excellent source.  $8.95 per month to have nationwide exam notices emailed to you or just focus on your particular state (see special offer below!).  Don't be in a situation where you find out about an exam after the application deadline has passed you could have missed an opportunity where a department is going to hire 5, 10 or 20 firefighters.  In our monthly newsletter, we try to compile a list of 10-15 departments that may be hiring a number of firefighters so that you can take the opportunity to put yourself in a position to be hired.

 

Finally, the bottom line is how bad do you want it?  Do you sort of want it?  Do you kind of want it?  Or do you really want this to happen in 2013?  That's the question you must ask yourself.  Are you willing to sacrifice, putting the time in to practice the written exam, practice your oral skills, practice the physical agility?  Are you the type of person that decides they better get practicing when they realize they have an oral exam in a week?   Or are you preparing a month or to prior to that time and just fine-tuning that last seven days?  You have to really want it.  It will take your sacrifice, at times your family's sacrifice, but think about it when you are done with this, you will have reached a goal where 99% of firefighters hired are never laid off.  How many jobs across the country can say that?  You will have a job where every day you will love going into work how many people can say that about their current job?

 

We wish you the best of luck in 2013!

 

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2. Firefighter Job Openings Across the Country

 

FirePrep.com, in conjunction with Firejobs.com, brings the following job announcements for your review.  Since 1996, Firejobs.com has been providing its members with the most comprehensive and accurate firefighter employment information available. We list complete hiring information and provide links to the Departments' websites and local area.


Every time we post a new listing, we verify the information and verify links to the department. We search newspapers all over the nation daily to provide you with the most current job listings available.

We also provide links to the city in which the department is located. This helps those who are interested in moving to another location to find out about the area. With this tool, you can check out housing, schools, cost of living and even entertainment options before you move anywhere.

 

NEW!  FireJobs.com is offering a discount for new members available through FirePrep.com!  Your reduced price will be $8.95 per month, $19.95 per quarter, $34.95 for six months and $62.95 for a year.  All you need to do to get this discount is to put "FIREPREP" in the referral section of FireJobs.com!

 

Firefighter Job Openings:

Carrollton, TX

Los Angeles, CA

San Ramon, CA

Daytona Beach, FL

Oakland Park, FL

Largo, FL

Albany, NY

N. Texas Area Combined Testing

Round Rock, TX

South Pasadena, FL

Northwest Fire District, AZ

Cimarron Hills Fire Protection District, CO

La Habra Heights, CA

Glenview, IL

Gastonia, NC

Watervliet, NY

Muskogee, OK

Lancaster, TX

Plano, TX

Chippewa Valley Regional Testing, WI

 

Carrollton Fire Department
1945 East Jackson Road
Carrollton, TX 75011

Dallas/Denton County

972-466-4778

www.cityofcarrollton.com

 

Online registration period: December 10, 2012 and closing January 11, 2012 @ 11:30am

 

 

Carrollton Human Resources Department
1945 East Jackson Road
Carrollton, TX 75006
972-466-3090
fax 972-466-4789
cityofcarrollton.com/index.aspx?page=45

 

 

Los Angeles City Fire Department
200 North Main Street Ste 900
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles County

213-485-5971
213-485-9884 - fax
www.LAFD.com

 

Position: Firefighter - Opens 1/15/2013 ONLINE ONLY

 

Los Angeles Fire Department
700 E. Temple Street, Room 150
Los Angeles, CA 90012
agency.governmentjobs.com/lacity/default.cfm

 

 

San Ramon Valley Fire Prot Dist
1500 Bollinger Canyon Rd
San Ramon, CA 94583

Contra Costa County

925-838-6600
925-838-6629 - fax
www.srvfpd.dst.ca.us

 

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:  January 11, 2013

 

San Ramon Valley Human Resources Department
1500 Bollinger Canyon Road
San Ramon Valley, CA 94583
925-838-6627
hr@srvfire.ca.gov
www.firedepartment.org/news_events/displaynews.asp?NewsID=186&amp ;targetid=1

 

 

Daytona Beach Fire Dept
301 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Volusia County

386-671-4000
386-671-4005 - fax
www.ci.daytona-beach.fl.us/

 

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:  January 11, 2013

 

City of Daytona Beach Human Resources
Room 158
301 South Ridgewood Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
LossL@codb.us
www.codb.us/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=100&From=All&CommunityJobs=False &JobID=Firefighter-17

 

 

Oakland Park Fire Department
2100 N.W. 39 Street
Oakland Park, FL 33334

County

954-497-4100
954-497-4107 - fax
www.oaklandparkfl.org

 

Position: Firefighter-Paramedic

Last Filing Date:  January 25, 2013

 

Oakland Park Human Resources Department
3650 NE 12th Avenue
Oakland Park, FL 33334
954-630-4313
www.oaklandparkfl.org/news/employment/employment_opportunities.cfm

 

 

Largo Fire Department
250 Cleveland Ave
Largo, FL 34640

Pinellas County

727-587-6714
727-587-6765 - fax
www.largo.com

 

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:  February 10, 2013

 

Largo Human Resources Department
201 Highland Avenue
PO Box 296
Largo, FL 33779-0296
717-587-6716
717-587-6782
agency.governmentjobs.com/largo/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=56 8178

 

 

Albany Fire Department
26 Broad Street
Albany, NY 12202

Albany County

518-447-7879
518-447-7899 - fax
www.albanyny.gov

 

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:  January 31, 2013

Albany Municipal Civil Service Commission
City Hall, Room 301
Albany, NY 12207
518-434-5049
www.albanyny.gov/home.aspx

 

 

North Texas Area Combined Testing
Little Elm Fire Department - Administration Office
101 Hardwick
Little Elm, TX 75068

www.northtexasact.org/

 

Position: Firefighter/Medic

Last Filing Date:  January 14, 2013

 

Little Elm Fire Department
88 W Eldorado Pkwy
Little Elm, TX 75068
www.northtexasact.org

 

 

Round Rock Fire Department
203 Commerce Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78664

Williamson County

512-218-5590
512-218-5594 - fax
www.roundrocktexas.gov/

 

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:  January 25, 2013

 

City of Round Rock, Human Resources
221 East Main Street
Round Rock, TX 78664
512-218-5490
www.roundrocktexas.gov/jobs/

 

 

South Pasadena Fire Dept
911 Oleander Way S
South Pasadena, FL 33707

Pinellas County

727-344-1666
727-381-4324 - fax
ci.south-pasadena.fl.us

 

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:  February 20, 2013

 

City of South Pasadena
911 Oleander Way South
South Pasadena, FL 33707
ci.south-pasadena.fl.us/Government/publicsafety.htm

 

 

Northwest Fire District
5225 West Massingale
Tucson, AZ 85743

Pima County

520-887-1010
520-887-1034 - fax
www.northwestfire.org

 

Position: Wildland Firefighter

Last Filing Date:  January 16, 2013

 

Northwest Fire District, Human Resources Department
5225 W. Massingale Road
Tucson, AZ 85743
520-887-1010
www.northwestfire.org/announcements/2013Wildland.html

 

 

Cimarron Hills Fire Prot Dist
1885 Peterson Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80915

El Paso County

719-591-0960
719-591-0996 - fax
www.cimarronhillsfire.org/

 

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:  January 31, 2013

 

Cimarron Hills Fire Protection District
1835 Tuskegee Place
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
719-591-0960
www.cimarronhillsfire.org

 

 

La Habra Hts Fire Department
1245 Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631

Los Angeles County

562-694-8283
562-694-4410 - fax
www.lhhcity.org/

 

Position: Firefighter Positions & Firefighter / Paramedic Positions

Last Filing Date:  January 30, 2013

 

City of La Habra Heights, Attn: Grace Andres
1245 North Hacienda Road
La Habra Heights, CA 90631
562-694-6302
562-694-6302
humanresources@Lhhcity.org
www.lhhcity.org/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=118 &Itemid=27

 

 

Glenview Fire Department
1815 Glenview Road
Glenview, IL 60025

Cook County

847-724-2141
www.glenview.il.us

 

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:  January 18, 2013

 

Village of Glenview
Human Resources
1225 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL 60025
847‐657‐6785
hr@glenview.il.us
www.glenview.il.us/manager/hr/SitePages/index.aspx

 

 

Gastonia Fire Department
175 W. Franklin Blvd
Gastonia, NC 28053

www.cityofgastonia.com

 

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:  January 31, 2013

 

City of Gastonia, Human Resources Department
181 South Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-854-6667
FAX 704-836-0045
www.cityofgastonia.com/job-opportunuties/current-job-opportunities

 

 

Watervliet Fire Department
116 13th Street
Watervliet, NY 12189

Albany County

518-270-3826
518-270-3838 - fax
www.watervliet.com

 

Position: Firefighter Exam

Last Filing Date:  January 17, 2013

 

City of Watervliet, City Hall
2 Fifteenth Street
Watervliet, NY 12189
518-270-3800
watervliet.com/welcome/

 

 

Muskogee Fire Department
131 South 2nd Street
Muskogee, OK 74401

Muskogee County

918-687-5483
918-682-0951 - fax
www.cityofmuskogee.org/

 

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:  January 17, 2013

 

City of Muskogee, Human Resources Department
PO Box 1927
Muskogee, OK 74402-1927
fax 918-684-6223
jkennedy@muskogeeonline.org
www.cityofmuskogee.org/shell_blog.asp?pg=403&recordID=256

 

 

Lancaster Fire Department
1501 N. Dallas Ave
Lancaster, TX 75134

Dallas County

972-227-1813
972-218-9835 - fax
www.lancaster-tx.com/

 

Position: Firefighter EMT or Paramedic

Last Filing Date:  January 31, 2013

 

City of Lancaster
Human Resources Department
1425 North Dallas Avenue, Room 206
Lancaster, TX 75134
972-218-2600
fax 972-275-1895
www.lancaster-tx.com/index.aspx?NID=359

 

 

Plano Fire Department
1901 Avenue K
Plano, TX 75086

Collin County

972-941-7159
972-941-7291 - fax
www.plano.gov/

 

Position: Firefighter Test

Last Filing Date:  February 22, 2013

City of Plano, Human Resources
1520 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
www.plano.gov/index.aspx?NID=333

 

 

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 West Clairmont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

715-833-6200
715-833-6470 - fax
www.cvtc.edu/Pages/default.aspx

 

Position: Firefighter - Regional Testing

Last Filing Date:  January 28, 2013

 

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 West Clairmont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
715-855-7503
www.cvtc.edu/employment/fire-department-hiring/pages/default.aspx

 

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    3. 2013 City of Houston Firefighter Exam

The City of Houston will be conducting a firefighter examination on March 13, 2013. Applications are being accepted online now through February 12, 2013.  Please click on the following link go to the bottom of the job announcement and click on "Click here to submit your online application."  http://www.hfdcareers.org/ .  This is a non-certified firefighter training exam.

For those of you preparing for the Houston Firefighter Examination, go to the link below for our in-depth exam prep.  This will be the 7th consecutive Houston Firefighter Examination that we have successfully prepared applicants!

http://www.fireprep.com/houston_firefighter_examinatio.html

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    4. 2013 Don McNea Fire School City of Akron Firefighter Exam Prep Seminar

For those of you preparing for the upcoming Akron Firefighter Exam, Don McNea Fire School will again be conducting an in-depth practice examination on Sunday, January 27, 2013.  Go to the link below for seminar details.  Please note that our last Akron Preparatory Seminar SOLD OUT with a waiting list don't wait to register!

http://www.fireprep.com/akron__ohio_fire_exam.html

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    5. 2013 City of Los Angeles Firefighter Exam

The City of Los Angeles, Personnel Department, will open the job bulletin for Firefighter on FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2013, which will be made available at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lacity/default.cfm.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications will be accepted on-line will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 until Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 11:59 p.m.

It is anticipated that qualified applicants will be scheduled to take the Qualifying Written Test on the tentative test dates of SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013 or SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013, in Los Angeles. Qualified applicants will be notified by mail of their specific test date and time.

For those of you preparing for the City of Los Angeles Firefighter Exam, go to the link below for our custom-designed exam prep specifically for this examination!

http://www.fireprep.com/la_city_exam_preparation.html

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Click on the link below for a list of the top 150 fire departments in the country, along with contact information, so that you can keep on top of departments' current testing information:

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    6. 2013 City of Charlotte NC Firefighter Exam

For those of you preparing for the upcoming Charlotte Firefighter Exam, Don McNea Fire School has in-depth practice examination packages available to help put you in the position to be hired by the City of Charlotte.  Click on the link below for package details:

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    7. 2013 City of Dallas Firefighter Exam

The City of Dallas Civil Service Department will begin accepting applications for Trainee Fire and Rescue Officers, January 6 -19, 2013 .  Go to the link below for exam sign-up information:

http://www.dallasfirerescue.com/recruit.htm

Don McNea Fire School has prepared applicants for the last five Dallas fire exams.  Go to the link below for custom designed exam prep for the Dallas Fire exam:

http://www.fireprep.com/dallas_firefighter_examination3.html

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    8. Exams to Watch for in the First Quarter of 2013

  • Chicago Firefighter Exam
  •  The City of Chicago has put out bids for a test consultant for a 2013 Firefighter Examination.   The exam is tentatively scheduled for April-May, 2013.  Keep this City of Chicago link in your favorites and keep checking for the most current information!  http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/cfd.html  Don McNea Fire School will send out information in our newsletter when the examination is announced.

  • Washington DC Firefighter Exam
  • Rumor has it that Washington DC will be giving an exam sometime in March-April.

 

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    9. Department Spotlight ~ Austin, TX

The City of Austin is anticipated to give an exam in the Spring of 2013.  Go to the following link to complete an interest card to be notified of the current information concerning this examination:  http://www.austintexas.gov/department/prospective-applicants

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