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The Complete Guide to Becoming a Firefighter, Revised and Updated Edition

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Firefighter, Revised and Updated Edition    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 978-1-55455-436-2
Pages 302
Language English only
Price $24.95
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Written by Kory Pearn.
Published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd., 2011.


Revised and updated, The Complete Guide to Becoming a Firefighter contains even more proven methods, advice and inside information that will help you successfully get hired by any fire department. Written by a firefighter who has first-hand knowledge of the recruitment process, this book covers everything from what a firefighter does and what is expected from a good recruit, to choosing the right courses and firefighter schools, the minimum requirements, interviews, what to expect from written and physical aptitude tests, how to complete application forms, writing winning cover letters, creating stellar résumés, and much more.

This book also functions as a workbook with many interactive segments:
  • Course Manager: Keep track of courses you have taken, wish to take and must take.
  • School Selection Guide: Use this guide to help make an educated decision on what fire schools to attend.
  • Recruitment Manager: This chart provides the necessary information you must collect about departments you are visiting or interviewing for.
  • Sample Application Form and Sample Written Aptitude Test Questions: gain the edge on writing applications and taking exams.
  • Sample Interview Questions: Over 150 of the most common interview questions used by recruiting fire departments.
  • Sample Cover Letter, Résumés, and Reference Letters: By understanding format, layout, and design you can create the perfect firefighter cover letters, résumés and reference letters.
This book will have great appeal to Community College and Senior High School classes for students and parents who are concerned with the proper career choice.

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