Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics

Mike Terpak
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Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics

By: Michael A. Terpak

Firefighters who want to advance must be skilled not only on the fireground, but in the assessment center as well.

In Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics, Deputy Chief Michael A. Terpak provides a comprehensive approach to the assessment process. He includes step-by-step test preparation, scoring strategies, and test-taking tips as well as study cues for exercises that involve structure fires, hazardous material incidents, structural collapse, and beyond.

Features & benefits:

  • real-world exercises
  • measurable answer keys
  • wisdom from a firefighter/fire officer with 32 years' experience in one of the nations most congested and busiest cities

Read Assessment Center Strategy and Tactics and broaden your understanding of the true test of the knowledge, skills and abilities that awaits you as you climb the ladder to success.


"Chief Terpak takes the reader through a thorough process that identifies what to expect from the assessment center process and how to prepare for it. The reader will find that this book will identify the concept of an assessment center and the various types of exercises that make up an assessment center process."

-- Paul H. Stein, Fire Chief (Retired), Lakeside and Santa Monica, CA Fire Departments

Chief Terpak's insight and experience will help you prepare for the testing process as well as show you ways to maximize your score and increase the chance of promotion. While there are no guarantees, the advice found in these pages, along with your vigilant study of the job, will start you on the path to promotional success.
--Captain Michael West, South Metro Colorado Fire and Rescue

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  • 5
    Captain /Lead Instructor

    Posted by David Neighbors on Feb 1st 2024

    Very helpful in preparing for promotional exam