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FIREPREP.COM NEWSLETTER
TOPIC: TRICKY QUESTIONS

FirePrep.com Newsletter #53

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October, 2009

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1. Fire Prep Topics of Interest – Tricky Questions?

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3. Entry Level Exam Prep

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1. Fire Prep Topics of Interest – Tricky Questions?

I took a test today for an undisclosed dept and one of the questions was tricky:

You and another probationary firefighter are assigned clean up. He decides that he has had too much clean up duty lately and refuses to help. You say:

a)  "Speak to the captain about this if you're not going to help."

b)  Say nothing and do your work.

I was conflicted with these two answers because I am always reminded to be seen but not heard.   At the other end of the token, by not saying something, you are ignoring another firefighters misconduct which is also frowned upon. What does the hive mind say about this?

Mark

CB Reply: Tricky??  Well, if you had the mind set and understand that the hiring process for a firefighter is different then almost any other job this is hardly a tricky question.  There are really no tricky questions, only not understanding and preparing for the best answers.

This is a scenario-based question that can be disguised in many different ways.  So, you want to dissect this question down to as few words as possible in its simplest form to discover what the question is really about.

Why do you think they ask this question?  Read the question.  You have no time or rank to make these types of decisions.  Could they want to find out if you can live with others in the firehouse?

Some key points here are "You and another probationary firefighter are assigned clean up".  Notice "probationary".  You are a snot nose rookie in a living environment.  You're not the officer in command making the decisions.

I was conflicted with these two answers because I am always reminded to be seen but not heard.

If you know this then why were you conflicted by not saying anything?  This is how the question is disguised.  To get you to respond or react in a different way.

So, are you really going to be the snitch early on in your career and go speak to the captain?  Or, be all ears and no mouth; only a$$holes and elbows on every possible clean up assignment?  If you started out being the teacher's pet snitch you could be quickly eaten alive.  You are on probation.
If you saw this the other members in the crew including the officer would too.

Mark wrote:  I think this was difficult for me because answer "A" is directed at your partner in clean up, and not towards and supervisory powers. You are indeed not actually snitching on anyone, but making perhaps a suggestion and a criticism at the same time towards an equal.  Thank you for the feedback guys, this will serve me well in the future.

CB Reply:  What??? This question is not about your partner. You took the bait.  The question was really all about you and could they take a chance and stick you in the firehouse.

This was just one question. How do you think you would do on the other questions?  It's learning how to take a firefighter interview to score high enough to get a shot at riding big red.

Good luck!

Mark:  Thank you very much. I see the error in my ways. I will trust my crew and my superiors and worry about doing my job and my job alone.
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