Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center

Author: Anthony Kastros
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593700775
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required for success in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are widely used by fire departments throughout the country. Unfortunately, many candidates fail to prepare for the test by failing to prepare for the position they seek. Whether aspiring to be a Lieutenant, Captain, Battalion Chief or above, this book gives the reader the tools to establish a personal plan for success in the test and in the position. This book is written in a humorous, matter-of-fact style that makes it easy to understand and retain. The reader is taught to truly prepare for the position and make the mental paradigm shift from test candidate to incumbent officer, which is a very unique and effective method. The book provides the reader with the tools needed to create his/her own plan for success. A personal self-assessment helps the aspiring officer evaluate his/her current status and leadership style. This baseline provides the foundation to get the reader asking questions about real-world scenarios that are mimicked in the testing arena. Features & benefits: * Gain a better understanding of what an assessment center is * Contains test exercises, sample problems, rating criteria, scoring sheets, assessor selection and common pitfalls *Learn the 27 knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) spanning the 3 dimensions of leadership, management and emergency scene operations *Gain an in-depth understanding of how to develop their KSAs to succeed in the test and the position

Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center

Author: Anthony Kastros
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 1593704224
Release Date: 2018-04-17
Genre: Fire extinction

Thousands of firefighters have reached their career goals using this curriculum to score on the top of their promotional lists and become outstanding officers! Why Read This Book? This book will help you regardless of the fire officer rank you seek. You will learn where you need to improve, how to develop a specific personal plan to become an excellent officer, and how to do well with whatever assessment center exercises you face. You will find pages of mock exercises and score sheets, including: More than 20 emergency simulations spanning residential, multi-family, commercial and wildland fires; hazardous materials incidents, multi-casualty incidents and more. 19 counseling exercises including interactive and video-based role plays. Oral presentations including teaching demonstrations, visual resumes and crew interaction. Supervisory exercises, in-baskets, modified in-baskets and leaderless groups. Essays, written incident reports, promotional interviews and qualifications review questionnaires. In Addition, You Will Learn: How to eliminate barriers and baggage from past tests. The secret to making the mental paradigm shift from candidate to officer. Exercise tools, key points and common pitfalls that plague candidates and officers alike. NEW MATERIAL in this second edition: Enjoy reading "Wisdom from the Masters" from 18 fire service luminaries. They provide invaluable insights and challenges you will face as you prepare to promote, whether for the first time as a company officer or up the chain as a chief officer. Learn lessons from the collective experience of thousands of students from the past 12 years whose feedback has been distilled down into key points to benefit you in this second edition. Benefit from the many new elements in this book, including relevant articles, new exercises, and more extensive content regarding the dimensions of leadership, management, and emergency operations.

Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics

Author: Michael A. Terpak
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593701420
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Firefighters who want to advance must be skilled not only on the fireground, but in the assessment center as well. In ""Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics"", Deputy Chief Michael A. Terpak provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment process. A veteran firefighter and fire officer with over 30 years' experience in one of the nation's most congested and busiest cities, Deputy Chief Terpak includes step-by-step test preparation, scoring strategies, and test-taking tips as well as study cues for exercises that involve structure fires, hazardous material incidents, structural collapse, and beyond.Read ""Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics"" and broaden your understanding of the true test of the knowledge, skills and abilities that awaits you as you climb the ladder to success.

Facing the Promotional Interview

Author: John Mittendorf
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 1593700024
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Study Aids

Promotional opportunities in the fire service can change your life as well as your career. Being fully prepared can help you advance to a higher rank, and even determine the type of retirement you will receive. By following the advice outlined in Facing the Promotional Interview, you can present yourself to the exam board with confidence and skill.

Structured Mentoring for Sure Success

Author: Meta Rousseau
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 9781593701734
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Sustained success and steady growth require organizations to develop and retain a core of culture, relationships, and critical knowledge and skills. Capitalizing on the strength of disciplines such as competency-based training and knowledge management, structured mentoring programs enable organizations to reach these goals and offer their employees opportunities for professional development and career advancement that would not otherwise be possible. In this book, Meta Rousseau discusses a unique approach to structured mentoring aimed at the timely, effective, and reliable transfer of corporate culture, strategic relationships, and knowledge. Structured Mentoring for Sure Success is an ideal resource for training and development managers and organizational development managers; training center managers and mentoring program managers; and instructors, mentors, and coaches.

Fire Captain Oral Exam Study Guide

Author: Arthur R. Couvillon
Publisher: Information Guides
ISBN: 093832957X
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Study Aids

228 page book with ten chapters of information designed to prepare FIREFIGHTERS for the ORAL INTERVIEW portion of the FIRE CAPTAIN and/or LIEUTENANT EXAM. Topics included: oral interview preparation, job knowledge, general knowledge, situation questions with suggested responses, valid simulator preparation, assessment center preparation and more!

Fireground Operational Guides

Author: Frank Viscuso
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593702595
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This important new book is designed to serve many purposes in the fire service, ranging from being a starting point and refresher guide for firefighters seeking promotions at any level, to being a field operational guide for on-scene Incident Commanders and Company Officers. It offers an easy-to-follow, step-by-step action plan for firefighters working in Acting Capacities, and can be used when developing SOPís, and when organizing and planning training evolutions. Itís definitely a book every firefighter, officer, and aspiring officer will want to own!

A PREPARATION GUIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT CENTER METHOD

Author: Tina Lewis Rowe
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398087524
Release Date: 2013-09-01
Genre: Law

This updated and expanded edition continues to provide the concepts and methods that have helped officers of all ranks be successful in local, county, state, and federal law enforcement promotional processes. The book’s unique perspective provides insights not found elsewhere and presents them in an informative, entertaining, and encouraging way. Every section–from the history of the process to thought-structuring aids that are easy to remember and use–contains principles, concepts, and practical application guidelines that will increase assessment scores and improve job effectiveness after promotion. New chapters to this edition include Video in Your Assessment Center, Putting the Process All Together, Command-Level and Executive Assessment Centers, and A Close-up Look at Role-Play. The text is extensively researched, contains real-life testing scenarios, and is based on established supervisory and managerial concepts, plus valid testing and performance techniques.

Police Assessment Testing

Author: John L. Coleman
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398079697
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Assessment centers (Personnel management procedure)

Assessment centers continue to be the most accurate and concise testing procedures available for determining the candidate that is better suited for a position and/or advancement. This fourth edition of Police Assessment Testing represents a significant updating of many of the chapters from the previous edition. In terms of organization and topics, this edition is almost identical to the earlier versions with the exception of an additional chapter containing practice exercises for a police assessment center that will benefit a candidate's awareness and application. Traditional managerial polic.

Fire Department Incident Safety Officer

Author: David W. Dodson
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284041958
Release Date: 2015-08-21
Genre: Political Science

The third edition of Fire Department Incident Safety Officer has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest trends, information, and best-practices needed by current and aspiring Incident Safety Officers (ISO’s). Developed in partnership with the Fire Department Safety Officer’s Association and based on the 2015 Edition of NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer Professional Qualifications, this authoritative resource focuses uniquely on the roles, responsibilities, and duties for fire service officers assigned to the incident command staff position of safety officer. From smoke reading to alternative energy sources to green construction buildings, Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Third Edition is loaded with up-to-date information needed to keep fire department members safe, including: A new chapter dedicated to the Incident Safety Officer at Training Drills and Special Events Entire chapters devoted to important topics like reading smoke, reading buildings,

Assessment Centers for Public Safety

Author: Richard S Michelson M P a
Publisher:
ISBN: 1530483328
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre:

Richard S. Michelson, MPA, has a master's degree in public administration and has conducted postgraduate research on succession planning in public safety with the Union Institute and University. After a career in law enforcement, he taught full-time for a criminal justice program at a community college and served as an adjunct at the graduate level. After experiencing the assessment center process himself, he created a series of intensive workshops designed to help public safety officials develop the leadership and management skills needed for their next rank. He is currently the site coordinator for the Union Institute and University in San Diego, California. A certified DACUM facilitator, Michelson has been a trainer for the Public Safety Leadership & Ethics course in conjunction with the California State Chancellors' Office for Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa. He is also a promotional preparation contributor to PoliceOne(r) and has published articles with Law & Order and Police Chief magazines.

Practice Scenarios Workbook

Author: Frank Viscuso
Publisher: Fireopsonline, LLC
ISBN: 0991386205
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Fire extinction

Practice Scenarios was developed to help prepare dedicated firefighters of all ranks to handle problems and challenges in four major areas: Fire Incidents (structure Fires, outdoor fires, vehicle fires), Non-Fire Incidents (hazardous materials, collapse, vehicle accidents, compounded incidents), Supervision and management (dealing with subordinate problems such as insubordination), and Administrative tasks (creating community relations programs, SOP's, department policies, etc). The book is especially helpful for individuals who are preparing for career advancement examinations and interviews. For each of the four areas you will be introduced to helpful formats and fireproof tips that will give you an edge and help elevate your situational and scenario awareness.

Fire Command

Author: Alan V. Brunacini
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 0877655006
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Command and control at fires.


Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services 3rd Edition

Author: J. Curtis Varone
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593703479
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The third edition of Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services is a reader-friendly guide to the challenging legal issues that firefighters and emergency service personnel encounter. Written by J. Curtis Varone, a practicing attorney as well as an experienced firefighter, this book explores such key topics as fire department liability, search and seizure, sovereign immunity, overtime laws, collective bargaining, OSHA compliance, workers’ compensation, physical abilities testing, medical examinations, drug testing, discrimination, and sexual harassment. It is a perfect textbook for any course on fire service law as well as an indispensable desk reference for day-to-day fire department administration. Features of the new 3rd Edition: • Updated cases on several topics including residency requirements, employment discrimination, and more • Expanded treatment of hot topics such as digital imagery, social media, and electronic surveillance • Meets the latest requirements for FESHE’s Legal Aspects of the Fire Service curriculum • Many new photos and graphics to help connect cases to day-to-day issues in the fire service • Coverage of recent changes to search and seizure law, use of digital photos and social media by emergency personnel, and fire department liability