Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center, 2nd Edition

Anthony Kastros
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Mastering the Fire Service Assessment Center, 2nd Edition

By Anthony Kastros

Thousands of firefighters have reached their career goals using this curriculum to score on the top of their promotional lists and become outstanding officers! 

Why Read This Book?

This book will help you regardless of the fire officer rank you seek. You will learn where you need to improve, how to develop a specific personal plan to become an excellent officer, and how to do well with whatever assessment center exercises you face. You will find pages of mock exercises and score sheets, including:

  • More than 20 emergency simulations spanning residential, multi-family, commercial and wildland fires; hazardous materials incidents, multi-casualty incidents and more.
  • 19 counseling exercises including interactive and video-based role plays.
  • Oral presentations including teaching demonstrations, visual resumes and crew interaction.
  • Supervisory exercises, in-baskets, modified in-baskets and leaderless groups.
  • Essays, written incident reports, promotional interviews and qualifications review questionnaires.

In Addition, You Will Learn:

  • How to eliminate barriers and baggage from past tests.
  • The secret to making the mental paradigm shift from candidate to officer.
  • Exercise tools, key points and common pitfalls that plague candidates and officers alike.

NEW MATERIAL in this second edition:

  • Enjoy reading “Wisdom from the Masters” from 18 fire service luminaries. They provide invaluable insights and challenges
    you will face as you prepare to promote, whether for the first time as a company officer or up the chain as a chief officer.
  • Learn lessons from the collective experience of thousands of students from the past 12 years whose feedback has been
    distilled down into key points to benefit you in this second edition.
  • Benefit from the many new elements in this book, including relevant articles, new exercises, and more extensive content
    regarding the dimensions of leadership, management, and emergency operations.

“This book will give you the greatest probability of success in your assessment center process…There is no way one can read and reflect on the information and wisdom within these pages and not be a better person and a better firefighter for it.”

—Bobby Halton, editor-in-chief, Fire Engineering magazine

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  • 5

    Posted by Tyler on Jun 19th 2024

    The sections with wisdom from the chiefs is really really a great addition to this new edition of this already great book. A must have for anybody serious about Savant Leadership and their duty to their citizens.

  • 5
    Great book!

    Posted by Steven Hierholcer on Dec 8th 2020

    This book is packed with everything on every aspect of the promotional process with an emphasis on the assessment center process. An awesome read!

  • 5
    Assessment Center Book

    Posted by Scott J. Kinghorn on Aug 3rd 2020

    So far it's it's a very good and in depth book of the assessment center process.

  • 5
    Great Read!

    Posted by Dean on Jul 16th 2020

    This book is more than officer prep book. This book will guide your motivation to become an officer on the right path. It digs deep into your passion, if it is there. I bought this book about a week ago and could not put it down... can't wait to read it again