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How To Become A Firefighter: The Insider's Guide [Paperback]

Richard McMunn
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17 Feb 2011
Want to become a Firefighter? The Fire Service attracts more candidates than ever but this 'INSIDERS' guide will help you get the career you want! We will provide you with insider tips and advice brought to you by current serving Fire Officers to show you how to get into one of the most exciting and sought after careers around. The author of this guide, Richard McMunn, has spent over 16 years in the UK Fire Service. He worked at many different fire stations at every position up to Station Manager, and he has also sat on numerous interview panels assessing potential candidates to join the job. This invaluable and inspiring guide will tell you exactly what you need to know in order to successfully join the Fire Service. Whilst the selection process to is highly competitive, there are a number of things you can do in order to improve your chances of success, and they are all contained within this book. They include: The top 10 Insider tips and advice. Completing the Application Form correctly with sample Application Form responses. How to prepare for the Written/Academic tests. How to prepare for the Work Related Fitness tests. How to prepare for the Firefighter Interview, including sample Interview questions and responses. Actual interview questions plus how to answer them. The Fire Service medical and how to prepare. Useful Aids for practicing and useful contact details


Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: How2become (17 Feb 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907558551
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907558559
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.4 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 476,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

My name is Richard McMunn and I started the 'how2become' series of books back in 2005 when I was working as a Firefighter for Kent Fire & Rescue Service. I initially started selling the books through my website http://www.how2become.com but soon expanded the range on Amazon.

Before joining the Fire Service I spent 4 years in the Fleet Air Arm on-board HMS Invincible. During my career I was heavily involved in recruitment and regularly sat on interview panels in addition to creating recruitment tests and scoring application forms and CV's.

Many of my books not only include details of how to pass a selection process, but I also provide sample responses to the application form questions and also the interview questions. I have helped hundred's of people to secure a job and I believe I can help you to do the same.

My books are created from a desire to help people achieve their goals and I am sure you will find my books inspiring and motivational.

I hope you enjoy my books,

Richard McMunn

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About the Author

Richard McMunn, former serving Fire Officer, now creator and owner of the How2become.co.uk careers website.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Well wort the money! 6 May 2013
By R K
Format:Paperback
I bought this book a number of weeks ago and I have to say it has been a great help for me. It helps you to focus on the kind of person that you have to be in order to get a job on the fire service .
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By Nates
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Very informative book. This book and a very good fitness book will certainly guide you in the career path of a firefighter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I wish everybody would read this! 28 Jan 2013
By jimmyd
Format:Paperback
I became aware of this book when it was brought to my attention as a station manager of a retained fire station. I frequently have people wanting to join and personally have to guide them through the recruitment process.
One of the lads brought this book along and I had a read of of to ascertain how accurate it is. I have to say it is pretty spot on.
I think it it well written and presented and I can confirm that the information is accurate. There are usually 'key stages' where potential recruits fall down, but I think the explanations in this book are very good and should be getting applicants in the 'mindset', especially around the dreaded PQAs!
I just wish everybody would read this book prior to coming to see me as it would make my job a lot easier!
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4.0 out of 5 stars useful guide 5 Sep 2011
By luke81
Format:Paperback
A very useful book to refer to at the various stages of the recruitment process with some good tips and advice to think about along the way. would recomend
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book to help become a firefighter 24 Oct 2012
Format:Paperback
I found this book to be excellent.
It really helped me understand the process required to get into the fire service.
What i particularly like about the book is that it is written by a ex firefighter so it really makes it simple to follow and an easy to follow guide.
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