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

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.

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.

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!

The Assessment Center Handbook for Police and Fire Personnel 3rd Edition

Author: Charles D. Hale
Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 9780398084486
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Assessment centers (Personnel management procedure)

Assessment centers continue to be widely used as the preferred and accepted manner of evaluating potential members of police and fire departments as a part of their standardized promotional examination process. This third edition of this most successful book expands upon the concepts and principles of the first two editions and introduces new innovations. Chapters have been extensively edited and reformatted. New sections have been added covering the tactical EMS problem and public education exercises. An entirely new chapter, oOe1/4oBest Practices in Assessment Center Exercises, oOe1/4O provides many examples of how candidates can achieve superior performance in many different kinds of assessment exercises. An additional new section offers opportunities for incorporating advancing technologies in assessment center programs. The text continues to offer invaluable insight concerning the reliability, cost-effectiveness, and objective methods for the selection of candidates for higher appointments. Reviewed are the advantages of an assessment center, typical assessment center exercises, design and administration, selection and training, candidate evaluation and scoring methods, and preparation. A substantial appendix provides many valuable resource tools, including exercise plans, typical schedules, candidate evaluation and assessor feedback forms, room configurations, and feedback questionnaires. The text continues to be the authoritative source for assessment center administrators."

From Buddy to Boss

Author: Chase Sargent
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books
ISBN: 9781593700751
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether youre a new officer or in need of a mentor, From Buddy to Boss: Effective Fire Service Leadership, is a must-have management book youll turn to over and over again. Fire service veteran Chase Sargent has taken his popular course and written a no-holds barred leadership book for the fire service in a conversational and easy-to-read style. He tells you how to accept and survive politics, deal with the fringe employees, and keep your cool -- tricks of the trade that usually takes years to acquire. In this book youll learn: ***Your credibility is a valuable currency that takes time to build up. What you do, not what you say, is the ultimate test of your credibility, reinforcing your expectations*** ***That leadership requires individuals and organizations to create an environment where people and their ideas can thrive*** ***How to use stories to impress upon our new members the necessity of doing certain things*** ***That the quickest ways to lose trust are to inconsistently apply and enforce rules and to allow your personal feelings to dictate what you will and wont enforce*** ***Why leading by example and from the front, doing not saying, is critical to you success*** Reading From Buddy to Boss is like turning to a trusted friend for wisdom and advice you can count on to improve your job performance. Use this book to master your leadership as well as your management skills and successfully make the transition to boss.

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.

Fire Captain Written Exam Study Guide

Author: Arthur R. Couvillon
Publisher: Information Guides
ISBN: 0938329669
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Study Aids

320 page book with eleven chapters containing over 3000 selections of information that all Firefighters should know. This book is designed to assist Firefighters prepare for the FIRE CAPTAIN-LIEUTENANT promotional WRITTEN EXAM. Topics included: fire administration, leadership management, fire prevention, fire behavior, hazardous materials, fire-fighting, as well as a 100 question practice exam and muchmore!

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,

How To Excel At Fire Department Promotional Exams

Author: Steve Prziborowski
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781483403953
Release Date: 2013-10
Genre:

Getting promoted in the fire service is not an easy process. Many people have that desire to promote, but for whatever reason cannot put the pieces together to make it a reality. Over the 20 plus years I have been in the fire service, I have had the opportunity to be on both sides of the promotional process - as a candidate, and as a rater and proctor. This book will assist fire department personnel specifically prepare for their next promotional exam. Promotional candidates will be exposed to and offered key points for the most common tasks and events within a fire department promotional process including, but not limited to: promotional preparation, completing the application, resume preparation, the written exam, the oral interview, the personnel problem, the oral presentation, and the emergency simulation.

Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Author: Bob Cornelissen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118238424
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Computers

An essential guide on the latest version of Microsoft's server management tool Microsoft's powerful Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager introduces many exciting new and enhanced feature sets that allow for large-scale management of mission-critical servers. This comprehensive guide provides invaluable coverage to help organizations monitor their environments across computers, network, and storage infrastructures while maintaining efficient and effective service levels across their applications. Provides intermediate and advanced coverage of all aspects of Systems Center 2012 Operations Manager, including designing, planning, deploying, managing, maintaining, and scripting Operations Manager Offers a hands-on approach by providing many real-world scenarios to show you how to use the tool in various contexts Anchors conceptual explanations in practical application Mastering System Center 2012 Operations Manager clearly shows you how this powerful server management tool can best be used to serve your organization's needs.

Igniting the Leader Within

Author: Michael F. Staley
Publisher: PennWell Books
ISBN: 0912212713
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Business & Economics

There is no lack of available material and educational programs to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about 'management'. The bad news is that management isn't the same as leadership. Confusing management and leadership is easy. But management is how an order is carried out. Leadership is why the order was there in the first place. You want to be a leader. This book will show you how Contents: Leadership defined Becoming a born leader Climbing the ladder of success Change is the only constant in life Failure Step down to step up Listening Motivating people Educating people Evaluating people Epilogue.