Firefighter Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Firefighter interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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Two company officers give you conflicting orders on the scene of a structure fire. How would you respond?

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List of 35 Firefighter Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Two company officers give you conflicting orders on the scene of a structure fire. How would you respond?

  2. 2.

    If you are asked to perform a task that you are unfamiliar with, how do you respond?

  3. 3.

    If you saw a coworker taking advantage of the fire department, stealing, etc., what would you do?

  4. 4.

    What type of person would you find most difficult to work with?

  5. 5.

    Besides the risk of death, what do you consider the least appealing part of being a Firefighter?

  6. 6.

    What is the most important trait a Firefighter must possess?

  7. 7.

    What makes you passionate about being a Firefighter?

  8. 8.

    Have you, or anyone you know, lost their home in a fire?

  9. 9.

    Tell me a little bit about your Firefighter training.

  10. 10.

    Why do you want to work for this city's fire department?

  11. 11.

    In what area could you improve as a Firefighter?

  12. 12.

    Do you consider yourself a team player?

  13. 13.

    How well do you get along with other people?

  14. 14.

    Knowing the area you serve is very important. Would you inspect newly constructed buildings (to learn the layout), on your own time?

  15. 15.

    What would you do if you witnessed a coworker treating another coworker poorly?

  16. 16.

    Why did you want to become a Firefighter?

  17. 17.

    How have you prepared yourself to remain calm and react effectively at emergency scenes?

  18. 18.

    How do you resolve a conflict with a coworker or supervisor?

  19. 19.

    Do you enjoy working with other people?

  20. 20.

    What have you done to prepare for a career in the fire service?

  21. 21.

    What makes a great Firefighter?

  22. 22.

    Being a Firefighter is more than just facing risks; you have to be cautious and smart. Do you consider yourself to be cautious and smart when dealing with intense situations?

  23. 23.

    Besides fire, what risks are there when fighting a fully involved residential structure fire?

  24. 24.

    What are your personal hobbies?

  25. 25.

    How would you handle a citizen that criticized the fire department to you?

  26. 26.

    Would you be willing to raise money outside of work for the fire department?

  27. 27.

    What was the biggest mistake you made at your previous employment? What did you learn from it?

  28. 28.

    Where do you see yourself in five years with this department?

  29. 29.

    What can you contribute to this fire department?

  30. 30.

    What can you tell me about our fire department's ALS program?

  31. 31.

    Our department requires a pre-employment criminal background check. Is there anything from your background that would give us reason not to hire you?

  32. 32.

    What is your greatest strength as a Firefighter?

  33. 33.

    We require all Firefighters to have and maintain a current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers CPR certificate. Are you currently certified as a BLS Healthcare Provider?

  34. 34.

    Our department performs random drug testing on all employees twice a year or if they are involved in an accident. Do you have an issue with submitting to drug tests when asked?

  35. 35.

    This concludes our interview. Do you have any questions for me?