How far in advance should I meet with you for fire department promotional coaching?
We think it’s best to do it sooner, rather than later. You want to allow enough time to incorporate the things we teach you into your delivery for your fire department promotional exam. By using the templates we will share with you, your answers will be comprehensive, concise, and smooth. The late Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi said it best; “We practice like we play. Perfect practice makes for perfect play.” There are very distinct things that we will teach you that you will not only use in your fire department promotional exam, and more importantly, when you get promoted.
How often do we need to meet?
It’s completely up to you. We will help you gauge your progress. Our goal is to help you build on your strengths, and identify your weaknesses. We will give you suggestions on how to improve. We have candidates who have set up appointments every 3 weeks for 8 months prior to their exam. These candidates usually score well on their exam, as this gives us an opportunity to focus on every different portion of the exam, instead of just one.
What areas can you help me prepare for?
We can offer you help with every type of fire simulation (including Haz -mat, MCI, WMD, etc), oral interviews, employee counseling, in-basket exercises, oral presentations, teaching demonstrations, and writing exercises. You decide where you want to focus your efforts and for how long.
Are there any guarantees that I will do better on my exam?
As you know, there are no guarantees in life. We will help you prepare for the position. In turn, you will be prepared for the exam. We do not teach to the test. We have worked with numerous candidates who have scored number 1 on their exam. We have worked with many other candidates who scored well enough on their exam to get promoted.
We have to be fair when we tell you that we also have worked with people who failed a portion of the exam. It’s up to you to perform on the day of the exam. We do believe, however, that those who prepare are rewarded for their efforts. You will get out of it what you put into it. You must review and incorporate the new information and templates into your delivery. If you do not review on your own, you will not make much progress.
What is your style of teaching?
We believe in accentuating the positive. We are both positive and upbeat. You have our commitment that we will never insult you, or degrade you in any way. We do not believe in breaking a person down in order to build them up. That’s not our style. We will promise you, however, that we are all business when we meet. Your time and hard-earned money is valuable. We will not talk about the weather, or tell war stories. That’s not what you are there for. It’s important to maximize our time together.
If I wanted to receive the tutoring in person, where would I travel to?
Paul lives in Dana Point and Chuck lives in Corona, California. John Wayne (Orange County) airport is the closest. We work regularly with candidates who fly in from out of state.
How long is the tutoring process?
It’s completely up to you. If you are flying in from out of town, it’s probably best to schedule all day. If you are local, 3 hour blocks are fine.
How do I contact you?
Chief Lepore – PLepore@AspiringFireOfficers.com
Chief Fedak – CFedak@AspiringFireOfficers.com