Fire Engineering Books: Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center

Fire Engineering Books: Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center

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  • $ 43.99

Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center by Battalion Chief Anthony Kastros, Sacramento Metro Fire District

This book identifies the key knowledge, skills and abilities required to be  successful in the assessment center promotional process. Assessment centers are used by many fire departments in the United States. Sadly, a lot of candidates fail to properly prepare for the position they seek.

Whether you are aspiring to be a company or chief officer, this book will provide you with the tools to develope a personal plan to succeed in the promotional process and in the position. It 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 KSAs to succeed in the test and the position

Table of Contents

  • Foreword by Chief Alan V. Brunacini, Phoenix Fire Department
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Elimination of barriers
  • Assessment center orientation
  • The mentality
  • The KSAs to be an excellent officer
  • Assessment center exercises and key points
  • Mock exercises
  • Additional key points and common pitfalls
  • Developing your plan
  • Interviews


197 pages/8.5x11/Hardcover/2006

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