November 2, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear FireRescue1 Member,

In this month’s issue of FireRescue1 Careers eNews, Kristopher T. Blume outlines why fire leaders must be able to both think critically and act decisively and Robert Rielage offers tips for aspiring firefighters looking to get a foot in the door. Additionally, Gordon Graham dispels the "just a volunteer" firefighter myth.

Janelle Foskett
Editor-in-Chief, FireRescue1.com

Thinking critically, acting decisively in the fire service
By Kristopher T. Blume 
Mastering both skill sets makes for top-tier leaders
From application to interview: Tips for prospective firefighters looking to join the ranks
By Robert Rielage 
How to put your best foot forward at orientation, what to expect in the physical and aptitude tests, and other tips for firefighter candidates
You are not 'just' a volunteer firefighter
By Gordon Graham 
In this video, Lexipol co-founder and risk management expert Gordon Graham addresses the importance of volunteer firefighters, underscoring that "a fire does not care if you're a volunteer or a full-time career firefighter"
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The first 90 days: Why firefighters leave and how to keep them
By Mike Pertz 
Detailing three reasons career firefighters don’t stick around – and solutions to keep them on the team
Transitioning from the jump seat to the officer’s seat
By Justin Adams 
Leadership tips for fire service officers can make promotions easier on everyone
12 situational interview questions firefighters should study
By FireRecruit.com 
All of these questions would be asked as "What would you do if ... " questions
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