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Firefighter Job Interview Questions – Part 2

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This is part 2 of our Firefighter interview questions series. In Firefighter Job Interview Questions – Part 1, we covered questions used to assess core competencies like teamwork, ethics, motivation and so on. In this post, we explore additional questions currently used to screen Firefighters.

If you are interviewing for a Firefighter or Fire and Rescue position, you will want to read this post. Below are some actual job interview questions for the job. The methods we used to develop these questions are the same ones we used as corporate HR in developing job interview question for hiring managers.

Firefighter Job Interview Questions

Name 5 attributes a firefighter should have. Which one do you need to work on most? Tell us about your most stressful situation. What was your role? What did you do? What was the result?

Name a time when you neared physical exhaustion. What were you doing?

How would you ventilate a roof? What would you see as you cut through the roof?

What are the 3 utilities for houses? How would you shut each one off if asked to?

What have you done since your fire academy training to better prepare yourself for a career as a firefighter?

Other FIrefigher Job Openings


City of Vernon

City of Abbotsford

Prince George Fire

Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority Police

Saanich Fire Rescue

Edmonton Fire Rescue

Richmond Fire

Coquitlam Fire

City of Burnaby

City of Calgary

The Questions Are In Your Resume

Remember that another good source of job interview questions is your resume. Hiring managers will ask you questions based on your resume. For some people it’s hard to recall what you did last week, let alone what you did at work a few years ago. So it pays to review your resume before you go to your job interview.

For more see our articles, tips and sample resumes on our site. So until our next post, we wish you much luck and success in your career search.

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