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Assessment Center Prep School – Houston, TX

June 23, 2018 - June 24, 2018


Houston FD Captain and Senior Captain Candidates

Assessment Center Prep School
June 23-24, 2018 8:30AM – 4:00 PM
at the Mt. Belvieu Fire Department 11607 Eagle Drive Mt. Belvieu, TX

Assessment centers are widely used in the emergency service organizations as part of the promotional process. It allows organizations to see how a candidate may react in the work environment.  The tasks, activities, and problem scenarios are based on real situations.  The candidates will be given the opportunity to work through these exercises and practice the type of exercises found in most assessment based exams.  It also gives interviewers an in-depth look at whether you’re right for the role.

This program will based around the Houston Fire Department source material list. It will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses as you prepare to compete for the  Captain and Senior Captain positions.

The topics
History of Assessment Centers
Why Assessment Centers work
Leadership and Supervision
Problem Solving
Analytical Analysis
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Decision Making
Organizational Skills
The standard scoring system
Discussion about Assessors
Dispelling Assessment Center myths
Practice Written Scenarios
Practice Oral Scenarios
Role Play Scenarios
Administrative Issues Role Play
Operational Issues Role Play
Command Competencies

Lead Instructor: Mike Prete, Montgomery County(MD)Fire Rescue Assistant Chief, (ret.)
With nearly 35 years of experience, he served as the Executive Chief. In addition to his role directly relating to fire and rescue operations, he managed daily operational and administrative issues including budget, daily oversight and scheduling for 1100 full time personnel. With national and state instructor certifications, he served as an adjunct instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, NIMS Instructor for MEMA, Anne Arundel Community College adjunct instructor, Practical Incident Control Training lead instructor and holds various certifications in public safety. Chief Prete has extensive experience with the assessment center process.

For additional information contact Task Force 1, Inc. at


June 23, 2018
June 24, 2018
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Mt. Belvieu Fire Department
11607 Eagle Drive
Mount Belvieu, TX United States
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