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The day in the life of a Firefighter

The day in the life of a Firefighter

So I’m back for another tour at the fire station. Like so many people in the fire service I commute to my station from outside the service area, it takes me just over an hour. This can be a godsend ...

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How the Fire Service has changed…

How the Fire Service has changed

There is no doubt that even in the short 11 years I have been a whole time FF the job has changed. In almost every article you read about the Fire service, you’ll hear how fires have reduced by over ...

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Recent Q&A- your questions, our in-depth answers

Last month I purchased the Middle Manager PQA application workbook. The workbook guides me through how to respond to ‘tell me about a time’ type questions, using Situation- Role- Result or STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) to guide my answers. I have just learnt...

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Is your judgement as good as you think it is?

Is your judgement as good as you think

  Operational judgement testing A few years ago I did some work in an FRS where an assessment of candidates’ judgement in operational situations was conducted using a computer based simulation. Basically, a scenario played out on a computer screen ...

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