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Sample Oral Board Questions


Worried about your firefighter oral board interview? First, take the proper amount of time to prepare. Being well-prepared will boost your confidence and lower your anxiety. Experts recommend that you spend at least three hours preparing for each interview.

You should draft answers to the most common interview questions and practice speaking them out loud. You also should read up on the department you are interviewing with and prepare some questions of your own. This lets the interviewer know that you are truly interested in the job.

Going through your oral boards is often like entering the great unknown. Although every interviewer is different and questions vary from station to station, there are some questions that are common across the board. Reading through the following questions and developing your own answers is a good place to start in your preparation. Once you have done that, remember practice makes perfect! Nothing impresses a potential department like being ready for whatever is thrown your way:

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