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Topic:  Oral Interview First Impressions Newsletter #66 entry-level newsletter is about YOU BEING THE BEST - THE BEST PREPARED AND BEST INFORMED!

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    1. Oral Interview First Impressions

    2. Job Openings

    3. Department Spotlight ~ Columbus

    4. 2013 Houston Firefighter Exam

    5. 2013 City of Akron Firefighter Exam

    6. 2013 City of Los Angeles Firefighter Exam

    7. 2013 Cincinnati Oral Interview Exam Prep

    8. 2012 Miami-Dade Firefighter Exam Prep


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    1.  Oral Interview First Impressions

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2. Job Openings, in conjunction with, brings the following job announcements for your review.  Since 1996, 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.

Firefighter Job Openings:

Leesburg, FL

Portland, ME

Bismarck, ND

Kent, OH

Charleston, SC

Cedar Hill, TX

El Paso, TX

East Contra Costa County, CA

Saint Paul, MN

Madison, WI

Ann Arundel, MD


Leesburg Fire Department
201 S Canal Street
Leesburg, FL 34748

Lake County



Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:  November 6, 2012


Leesburg Human Resources Department
501 West Meadow Street, 3rd Floor
Leesburg, FL 34748



Portland Fire Department
380 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

Cumberland County

207-874-8410 - fax


Position: Firefighter/EMT

Last Filing Date:  November 16, 2012


Portland Human Resources Office
Room 115, City Hall
389 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8624
(FAX) 874-8937



Bismarck Fire Protection District
5800 East Main Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501

Burleigh County

701-258-5792 - fax


Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:  November 19, 2012

City of Bismarck-Human Resource Department
221 North 5th Street
Bismarck, ND 58501
701-355-1400;jsessionid=8B1BF2090B9 919C154A07DC4024516B7.NA10_primary_jvm?org=BISMARCK&cws= 1&rid=338



Kent Fire Department
320 South Depeyster Street
Kent, OH 44240

Portage County

330-678-2082 - fax


Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:  November 5, 2012


City of Kent, Civil Services Department
221 East Summit Street
Kent, OH 44240



Saint Andrews Fire Department
PO Box 30305
Charleston, SC 29417

Charleston County

843-769-2404 - fax


Position: Firefighter


Saint Andrews Fire Department
Hiring Committee
1775 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29417



Cedar Hill Fire Department
1212 W. Belt Line
PO Box 96
Cedar Hill, TX 75106

Dallas County

972-291-5302 - fax


Cedar Hill Fire Department
285 Uptown Blvd.
Cedar Hill, TX 75104



El Paso Fire Department
8600 Montana
El Paso, TX 79925

El Paso County

915-771-1023 - fax


Human Resources Department
#2 Civic Center Plaza
3rd. floor of City Hall
El Paso, TX 79901-1153
915-541-4504 41435&hit_count=yes&headerFooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJ obSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271.0%27%3E%3 Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20



East Contra Costa County Fire Protection District
134 Oak Street
Brentwood, CA 94513

Contra Costa County


Donnoe and Associates, Inc.
4720 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA 95834



Saint Paul Fire Department
100 11th Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Ramsey County

651-228-6255 - fax


Position: Firefighter Transfers

Last Filing Date:  December 31, 2012


St. Paul Human Resources Department
Liz Staberg
Suite, 200, 25 West Fourth Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
fax 661-266-6490



Madison Fire Department
325 West Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53703

Dane County

608-267-1153 - fax


Town of Madison Fire Department
Attn: Assistant Chief Wright
2120 Fish Hatchery Rd.
Madison, WI 53713



Ann Arundel County EMS Fire And Rescue
8501 Veterens Highway
Millersville, MD 21108

Ann Arundel County

410-987-2904 - fax


Last Filing Date: November 10, 2012


Ann Arundel Personnel Department
2660 Riva Road, First Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-222-7595 ID=547104

 November 5, 2012


    3. Department Spotlight ~ Columbus

The City of Columbus has a mailing list to inform you when their next exam is being held.  The City of Columbus does not give extra points for residency, only 5 points given for military credit.  Columbus usually hires between 100-200 firefighters from their eligibility list.  Go to the link below to add your name to this mailing list.


    4. 2013 Houston Firefighter Exam

The application period is expected to begin in December, 2012.  The exam posting will include civil service date, time and location in February, 2013.  If you are interested in being notified of the most current information, go to the link below and complete an interest form.  The City will send you an event position posting information by email.

For those of you that want that early edge over your competition, go to the link below for our 550-question practice examination custom designed to the Houston Exam!


    5. 2013 City of Akron Firefighter Exam

The City of Akron will be conducting a firefighter examination in early 2013.  Don McNea Fire School will again be conducting an exam prep seminar.  The results from our last Akron preparatory seminar showed that 35 of the first 50 on the eligibility list were Don McNea Fire School students!  Keep checking our website for seminar details.


    6. 2013 City of Los Angeles Firefighter Exam

The City of Los Angeles will be conducting a firefighter examination in early 2013.  Go to the Los Angeles Recruitment link,, for additional exam information. 

Within the next 30 days, Don McNea Fire School will have an in-depth preparatory package available on our website to help you prepare for this exam.


7. 2013 Cincinnati Oral Interview Exam Prep

The Cincinnati Oral Interview Exam Prep process is anticipated to be held early 2013.  Remember, 40% of the score on the Cincinnati Firefighter Exam will be the Oral Board Interview. 

Go to the link below for Oral Interview Prep for your upcoming exam:


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    8. 2013 Miami-Dade Firefighter Exam Prep

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