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Getting Promoted

A place to share your "tricks of the trade" for promotional testing, assesment centers and interviewing..

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Maybe you have been successful in your departments promotional process. Maybe (like me) you h ave had several attempts, near misses or all out failures in the promotional process. We are not here to judge but, maybe we can all learn something from each other that will help us the next time around.

Discussion Forum

Promotional Exam Material 4 Replies

Started by Ricky Teter. Last reply by Marcin D. Szczepanski Apr 7, 2009.

Assesment center scenarios. 1 Reply

Started by Brian Lee. Last reply by brandon earley Mar 1, 2009.

Have you ever been the promoter? 1 Reply

Started by Brian Lee. Last reply by Lou Wilde Feb 12, 2009.

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Comment by Ron Ayotte on September 15, 2009 at 4:40pm
Plunger/funnel theory 101:

Contrary to popular belief, the insgina on a fire officer's badge is not a speaking trumpet, aka the "bugle". It is actually a plunger that converts to a funnel.

A Lieutenant has one "plunger", because he deals with company level crap. While going for promotion to Captain, it becomes a funnel for the information rquired for promotion.

Captains have 2 plungers, for they deal with their own company's crap as well as the stuff LT's can't handle. You have to know "more stuff" to become a Deputy, henceforth you need two funnels.

Becoming a Deputy Chief tuerns the plungers into gold. Once again, you deal with Deputy Level issues and the crap that the Captains and Lts can't handle.. and you have to cram more information (some of it having nothing to do with the job) into your head for promotion.

Assistant Chiefs have 4 plungers, Chiefs have 5 for the same reasons.
Comment by P.J. Norwood on February 12, 2009 at 6:10am
Hello All, Does anyone have any experience with a testing company called CPS

I am taking a promtional exam whch will be adminstered by them and I am looking for some specific advice.

Comment by Brian Lee on January 13, 2009 at 4:09pm

Hopefully this will be an active group. I look forward to hearing from and learning from everyones experiences.
Comment by Brad Hoff on January 12, 2009 at 4:39pm

This is a good area of discussion and thanks for creating this group. A few of the brothers in my area do quite a bit of instructing in this area and hopefully they will join.

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