"Finally a worthwhile book to help entry-level candidates compete in the interview process. Chief Lepore's advice will help improve candidate's scores across the country." --Deputy Chief Vincent Dunn, FDNY
"Smoke Your Firefighter Interview is an excellent resource that will help the future firefighter candidate better prepare themselves and improve their scores for the most important phase of the hiring process, the oral interview. I recommend this book to anyone that is pursuing a career as a firefighter;" it is something I wish I had available to me when I was testing for the position of firefighter." --Captain Steve Prziborowsk
Paul's book is a must read for future firefighters. It is among the best preparation guides for the career of firefighter that I have ever read. --Firefighter Simmer Harry, Texas
About the Author
Currently, I am a shift Division Chief for a Southern California Fire Department where I am assigned to manage the Special Services Division. In addition to managing the emergency responses for the city my responsibilities include managing the EMS Division, emergency Operations Center and the CERT program. With 28 years of experience in the fire service proctoring oral interviews and promotional examinations I decided to write several books for those aspiring firefighters. I have conducted numerous seminars at national conventions to teach and mentor both promotional and entry-level candidates alike. My objective in writing these books is to help the aspiring firefighter set a clearly defined goal, laying out the steps to reach it and diligently working to become the ideal candidate and ultimately a professional firefighter. The three books and one Audio CD I have written were published through Freespool Enterprises, DBA Aspiring Firefighters. In addition, my wife and I founded EMS Safety Services, Inc., which specializes in the development of emergency response educational programs and the retail of quality cost-effective emergency response products. An AED/CPR and First Aid Training Corporation that certifies over 200,000 students each year. As an avid saltwater fisherman I have also written a book titled, "Sport Fishing in Baja".