The hiring process for most Fire Departments are in full swing right. Many have already closed the application period for accepting applications for Firefighters. If got your application in, congratulation! You have completed the first step. Make sure you start preparing for the hurdles during the remainder of the hiring process. Take the time to study and prepare yourself for every Firefighter exam you with take. Buy some books, take to Firefighters at other departments. My department has completed the application and oral interviews for the 2009 batch of Firefighter Recruits. Next is the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) which if you are not in shape for, it maybe too late, but start training anyway and build up as much strength and endurance as you can.
Smoke Your Firefighter Written Exam goes beyond providing sample questions and answers. It teaches the reader the basic rules and principles behind the questions; in other words, how to solve each complex problem. Each section begins with an overview of how to solve the problems. The reasoning behind the correct answer is presented in clear, easy-to-understand language. The book was written by Paul Lepore who is a Battalion Chief with the City of Long Beach, CA. He entered the fire service as a civilian paramedic for the LA City Fire Dept. in 1985.