25 Ways to Improve Your Chances to Get Hired as a Firefighter

25 Ways to Improve Your Chances to Get Hired as a Firefighter

  1. Always arrive early to any phase of the hiring process
  2. Present with strong listening skills
  3. Express yourself clearly & completely with voice control and appropriate grammar & language skills
  4. Consistently above average marks scholastically
  5. Effective planning for your career identifying measurable and attainable goals
  6. Your interest in this career relates to performing as a public servant rather than one of personal gain
  7. Clean driving history
  8. You’re pursuing a long term career within the fire service with aspirations of growing more knowledgeable and experienced
  9. Effective communication skills
  10. Comprehensive writing skills
  11. Professional appearance and demeanor
  12. Displays maturity
  13. Clean legal record & responsible financial record (acceptable credit score)
  14. Medical history free of excessive alcohol or drug usage
  15. Show confidence, poise, sense of calm
  16. Genuinely interested and enthusiastic regarding the position
  17. Able to provide evidence documentation showing eligibility to be appointed (CPAT, EMT)
  18. Show a history of timely certification maintenance (Continuing Education requirements)
  19. Approachable and able to integrate with others
  20. History of exercising sound decisions
  21. Excellent track record with former and present employers
  22. Committed, Dependable, Adaptable, Accountable, Organized
  23. Shown ability to follow directions
  24. Physically fit
  25. You made a proper first impression
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