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. A veteran firefighter and fire officer with over 30 years' experience in one of the nation's most congested and busiest cities, Deputy Chief Terpak 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.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.
Paul Stein foreword; David West foreword; Preface; Part 1. Understanding the assessment process; What is an oral assessment center?; Oral assessment types; Where does it all start; Exercise design and format; How performance is measured and evaluated; Oral assessment performance dimensions; Using performance dimensions to rate your presentation; Oral assessment center strategies; How dress affects your performance; Part 2. Preparing for strategic and tactical exercises; Strategy and tactic performance decisions; Company officer assessment; Chief officer assessment; Part 3. Assessment cues for structure fire exercises; Structure fire assessment exercises; Multiple dwellings; Factories and warehouses; Large area rope search; Garden apartments and townhouses; Hospitals, day cares, and nursing homes; Churches; Taxpayers and strip malls; High-Rises; Elevator car operations; Part 4. Assessment cues for the unusual and the everyday; Hazardous materials exercises; Structural collapse; Natural gas leaks; Oil burner incidents; Delayed ignition operations; White ghost operations; Part 5. Strategic and tactical exercises.