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    good afternoon...happy new year...our department is considering revamping how they do the promotional exam for those wishing to be captains. Currently there is a test that you study for to include a panel interview. I was hoping people could give us an idea what there department does in this arena. We would like something more long term such as a modular exam where years before you write you complete modules to better prepare you for the different aspects of the job....please feel free to message me privately as well....thanks in advance to all those that chime in...and stay safe out there

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    I work for a wildland agency but we have minimum training and qualifications required to apply for each position. There is also a requirement of holding the prior rank for a minimum of one year. Reality is most have multiple years in the prior rank.

    The way we are set up, there is often an expectation that a person will fill the next rank up as needed so they are getting regular OJT for their next promotion. Extended promotional details are also looked at (we do a lot of 120 day promotional details to temporarily fill vacancies).

    For example our fire engine operators are part time company officers scheduled to act as the company officer a few shifts each week, plus covering any vacancy caused by sick / annual leave or a fire assignment that takes the regular captain away from the module.


    We do have a somewhat more structured organization than most, with an engine crew consisting of a captain, a fire engine operator, an asst fire engine operator, senior firefighters and firefighters (not all work on every shift, they are staggered to provide the needed company officer, driver and firefighters every day).

    The fire engine operator bumps up to captain as explained above. The Asst Fire Engine Operator is essentially a senior firefighter who is regularly assigned to drive. The senior firefighter is an experienced firefighter, who is also expected to be qualified driver / operator to fill in as needed. The firefighter is an entry level to experienced crewmember.

    The result of our system, is that when somebody promotes they are fully qualified for the position and frequently already have experience working in the position. It also provides depth to help compensate for vacancies both short and long term.
    Last edited by Here and there; 01-07-2017, 03:21 AM.

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      That's great thanks for the update and explanation....anyone use a modular program where you over the course of a year take programs/training where you must pass all modules before being able to write promotional exam?

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