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  • Structured Oral Process?

    The department Im applying at has Structured Oral process which I?ll sit in front of a screen and be ask questions about situiations related to fire service or ems and a co worker not following the rules ect. while I?m being recorded. I?m wondering anybody know a site where I can watch, prepare and practice such questions?

  • #2
    This process is becoming more and more common. From a departments standpoint conducting entry level recruitments are extremely time consuming, labor intensive, and expensive. It?s difficult to schedule and train our members to sit on oral board panels.

    Having a process where candidates sit in front of a camera and answer the same questions we would ask if we were sitting in front of them grading them allows us to score the exams on our own timelines. This takes the pressure of scheduling oral board panel members off of us.

    Its simply using technology to hire our new firefighters. As far as how to prepare for this type of interview, it?s exactly the same as you would prepare for any other interview. Listen to the question, formulate your answer, and explain why you would take the particular action you would take. Any question you were likely to encounter would be covered in depth in my book titled Smoke Your Firefighter Interview You can find it online if you are interested.

    Paul Lepore
    Division Chief
    Paul Lepore
    Division Chief


    • #3
      Forgot the brand that has been around. ""B pad!!!"

      advice, listen for how long they give you to respond, maybe two minutes??

      What ever the time, TALK !! not one or two sentences.

      Make the response to the scene, do not say I would do blah blah blah.

      Like if it shows you going up a ladder to get a child talk to the child, as you would , I am here to save the day, I am coming, I am a firefighter, Come out a little way, so I can help you out , etc, etc, etc



      • #4

        Some reason cannot find any fire youtube of it??


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