With this comprehensive new book, you will build the profile of the “ideal candidate,” the one fire departments are all looking for. At 280 pages, this book is literally packed with all of the information.
To be successful you need to develop and implement your very own, successful two-year plan. Learn how to focus and prioritize your preparation and enhance your strengths.
About the Author
Paul Lepore is a Battalion Chief with the City of Long Beach, California, Fire Department. He entered the fire service as a civilian Paramedic for the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. After completing his education at the Los Angeles County Paramedic Training Institute, Lepore worked in the high impact area of South Central, Los Angeles. Lepore was hired by the Long Beach Fire Department in 1986 and completed their 12-week academy. He spent the next two years working as a firefighter until he was promoted to firefighter/paramedic. Lepore was promoted to Fire Captain in 1998 and is currently a Battalion Chief.
He has conducted hundreds of entry-level interviews as well as served as a rater for several Captain’s promotional exams. He holds instructor credentials for EMT, Hazardous Materials, and Weapons of Mass Destruction. He has conducted numerous seminars to coach and mentor both promotional and entry-level candidates alike. He founded EMS Safety Services, Inc., a first aid and CPR training corporation that certifies over 100,000 students each year.
Lepore is married to his wife, Marian, and has two daughters, Ashley and Samantha. He is an avid saltwater fisherman and has written a fishing book titled, “Sportfishing in Baja.”
This book covers key questions like:
- What distinguishes a GOOD candidate from a GREAT candidate?
- Will my military experience help?
- Will college courses enhance my career?
- Am I too young or too old?
- Should I become a paramedic?
Here are just a few of the topics covered:
- Your Two-Year Plan
- Fire Science courses
- Should I attend the Fire Academy
- Station visits
- Physical fitness
The Hiring Process
- Oral interviews
- Physical ability exams
- Polygraph exams
- Background and credit checks
- Females in the fire service
- How to prepare for the exam
- Chief’s interview
What to Expect From…
- The first day
- Fire academies
- Paramedic school
Testimonials about Chief Lepore’s Aspiring Firefighter book:
Finally a worthwhile book to help entry-level candidates compete in the interview process. Captain Lepore’s advice will help improve candidate’s scores across the country.
Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn
FDNY (ret’d) author or numerous fire department books and world renowned authority
After reading Captain Lepore’s book, I feel it is a must for anyone preparing for the entry level oral interview process. As a Training Chief, I have conducted and prepared numerous candidates for the process. I feel this book will aid those taking the exam and plan on introducing it in my seminars.
Division Chief Randy Scheerer
Newport Beach, California, Fire Department
I tested for a firefighter’s position for 4-1/2 years. Paul Lepore’s advice during my last year was unquestionably the boost I needed to push me over the top and finally land my job. The advice he gave me was invaluable in learning how to perform my best in the oral board process. Paul has great insight and ability to make you not only answer the questions, but think them through and know your replies are “right.” You can’t help but improve your interviewing skills if you follow his advice. I would highly recommend Paul’s book to anyone that is serious about a career in the fire service.
Firefighter/Paramedic Michael Ward
City of Tucson, Arizona, Fire Department
Don McNea Fire School is so confident that you will find that this book will help you score better and allow you to place higher on firefighter examinations, that we offer a complete money-back guarantee. All Don McNea Fire School products contain a no-risk guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund 100% of product cost - no questions asked!
We wish you the best of luck!