Test-tak­ers get coach­ing on an­swers

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Self-‘exam’ina­tion

The Vul­can So­ci­ety and test-prep com­pa­nies are giv­ing fire­fighter hope­fuls the an­swers to im­por­tant en­trance-ex­ams per­son­al­ity ques­tions — such as the two printed be­low.

TEAM­WORK CHAR­AC­TER­IS­TICS THIS IS THE NUM­BER ONE AREA OF FAIL­URE FOR FIRE­FIGHTER AP­PLI­CANTS:

Many ap­pli­cants an­swer­ing back­ground in­for­ma­tion sur­vey ques­tions don’t re­al­ize that fire­fight­ing is a team at­mos­phere. One of the most im­por­tant

qual­i­ties for a fire­fighter is the abil­ity to work as part of a team. We ex­pect that this will be one of the main per­son­al­ity char­ac­ter­is­tics that will be high­lighted in back­ground in­for­ma­tion ques­tions. It is ex­tremely im­por­tant that you al­ways em­pha­size the team and not your in­di­vid­ual ac­com­plish­ments or self­ish­ness. A fire­fighter must demon­strate an abil­ity to take or­ders from su­pe­rior of­fi­cers, to con­trib­ute to ef­forts of oth­ers on the team, to com­pro­mise and put the best in­ter­ests of the team and or­ga­ni­za­tion above per­sonal in­ter­ests and dif­fer­ences.

TEAM­WORK QUES­TIONS

1) When I am work­ing on at ask, I of­ten feel an­noyed when other peo­ple come up tome and ask me for my opin­ion or ad­vice. Strongly Agree Agree Not Sure Dis­agree Strongly Dis­agree

2) There have been times in my life where I have got­ten into dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions be­cause I some­times pur­sue my own goals and ideas with­out first dis­cussing them with oth­ers in­volved in the sit­u­a­tion. Strongly Agree Agree Not Sure Dis­agree Strongly Dis­agree

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