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Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center

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ISBN-10: 1593700776

ISBN-13: 9781593700775

Edition: 2006

Authors: Anthony Kastros

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Fire Engineering Books & Videos
Publication date: 8/15/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 197
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Anthony (Andoni) Kastros is a 19-year veteran of the fire service. He is a Battalion Chief with Sacramento Metro Fire District, and founder of Firefighter Inspiration Readiness and Education (FIRE). Through FIRE, he has coached hundreds of firefighters on assessment centers, interviews, and promotional techniques. He teaches leadership/team building for fire departments throughout California, and Fire Management at the community college level. He is a California State Certified instructor for Incident Command, Rapid Intervention Tactics, Driver/Operator, and Confined Space Rescue. He is a USAR Logistics Team Manager with Sacramento Task Force 7, deploying to New York on 9/11. He has spent 4…    

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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