Capt Craig Freeman

Duvall King County Fire Dist. 45 (WA) Firefighter

Duvall King County Fire Dist. 45 (WA) is testing via NTN for FIREFIGHTER  
Until Sept. 30, 2016  Salary $4,936.07 – $7,051.53/month

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Capt Craig Freeman

County of Santa Barbara (CA) FIREFIGHTER EMT Lateral Transfer

County of Santa Barbara (CA) is accepting applications for FIREFIGHTER/EMT LATERAL TRANSFER Until Aug. 22, 2016 Salary $66,391.29 – $81,042.87 Annually Do you want to be a firefighter? We can help. FREE ACCESS to 3,400+ fire depts. looking to hire Firefighters.


Firefighter EMT Lateral Transfer
An Equal Opportunity Employer
$2,553.51 – $3,117.03 Biweekly    $66,391.29 – $81,042.87 Annually

OPENING DATE: 06/30/16

CLOSING DATE: 08/22/16



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Capt Craig Freeman


Good morning, a fire dept I may be going into backgrounds wants an autobiography! Hand written two pages. HELP!


How to Write a Two-Page Autobiography

By Erica Sweeney


A short, two-page autobiography can be an essential resource in the corporate world, academic arena or other areas. It can introduce guest speakers, be part of a company’s press release or outline individual accomplishments for an employer. Writing a short autobiography can also be therapeutic because it will be a … Read the rest

Capt Craig Freeman


As entry level firefighters are needed across the Country they have to meet basic prerequisites. The list of minimum qualifications can be as basic as: 18 years old, High School Graduate or completion of the GED (General Educational Development) and a valid driver’s license.

The rule is to get yourself ready so when an agency is ready to test you’re ready to apply. Usually the requirements are more demanding and require you to have other certificates to apply for entry … Read the rest

Capt Craig Freeman

Test Taking Strategies-How To Smoke The Firefighter Written Test

How to smoke the firefighter written test!

The written test can be the first step to a long and successful career or it can be the first step to putting in your application to another job opening. I have found the written test to be the easiest part of the firefighter application process as long as you are well prepared for it. Preparation for this test is the only part of the process that you can influence yourself. Make sure … Read the rest

Captain Lester Fuzell, Sr.

A mother’s wise words…

My mom used to say, “You better check yourself at the door…!”

Captain Lester Fuzell, Sr.

Ethical Questions or How Not To Sink Saving Your Buddy!

A candidate, questioning the oral board process, wondered what happened to the days when you would step up to help a brother who had gotten themselves into a less than desirable position? Also wondering why it seems to easy to “throw your buddy under the bus”.

We’re not in Kansas anymore, and your “buddy” doesn’t sign your paycheck!

Captain Lester Fuzell, Sr.

Unity of Command Answers the Conflicting Order Dilemma

A typical Firefighter oral interview question: “Given a task by your company officer at a fire ground, you encounter another Captain who gives you a different task. What is this situation and how will you handle it?”

Unity of Command answers that question!

Captain Lester Fuzell, Sr.

Begin To Dress To Your Success!

Make an excellent, long standing first impression; show that you are serious and set the bar higher for others to reach!

Captain Lester Fuzell, Sr.

Invest in your Success…”you gotta’ pay the cost to be the Nozzleman!”

No one talks about the fact that to begin to compete for today’s firefighter jobs “you’ve got to pay to play”, meaning that to realize your goal of becoming a professional firefighter requires that you shell out some cash.

Capt Craig Freeman

Firefighter Return to Work Program

Today I reviewed the Firefighter opportunities that are available across the country. The FireCareers boards provide a plethora of opportunities. At this very moment, Fire departments across the country are looking to add firefighters. As a matter of fact, 1,300 departments are accepting entry- level firefighter applications right now; and more than 1,300 agencies are looking to fill upgraded positions within their ranks.

Certainly, many fire departments are suffering budget cut backs, closing fire stations, reducing staffing with work furloughs … Read the rest

Captain Lester Fuzell, Sr.

Playing the Game

When I speak to a person who wants to be a firefighter, I explain that it is important first to have the passion for the game, that to want to be a firefighter is consuming.

Andrew Wilcox

3 Basic Tips for Surviving an Interview in the Fire Service

The quest for giving the perfect interview seems to be the desire of every aspiring firefighter. Making sure appearances are clean and professional, having the perfect resume printed on paper that probably costs more than its worth, and investing heavily in deodorant to handle the stress during the agonizing moments before your name is called in to interview are all things that everyone in the fire service seems to have experienced. The fact of the matter is that in many … Read the rest

Capt Craig Freeman

Fire Station Visits

This past couple of weeks we did a few station visits and had a blast doing it!

First, I got to visit the Berryhill Fire Dept. in Oklahoma. I was happy to hear that the department was taking firefighter applications in anticipation that a couple of paid positions may open. The engine room was full equipment the probationary firefighter who showed me around was a few weeks away from getting off probation

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Josh Sauberman

My First Oral Board

I recently had my first oral board interview, and here I am going to tell about the experience; what it was like, and what I learned.

At this point in my pursuit of a fire service career I’ve taken only a handful of tests and only recently had my first panel interview.  I had assumed going into the interview that the panel would be made up of a variety of firefighters and senior officers from the department, but it turned … Read the rest