Fire Officer Interview Preparation Guide
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Fire Officer frequently Asked Questions in various Fire Safety job Interviews by interviewer. The set of questions here ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job hunting

75 Fire Safety Questions and Answers:

1 :: What is the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order?

The Fire Safety Order came into force on October 1st 2006 and replaced the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and the Fire Precautions (Workplace) Regulations. It is now the primary fire safety legislation. The Order affects all non-domestic premises and even applies to certain activities taking place outdoors. The Fire Safety Order places the emphasis towards risk reduction and fire prevention.

2 :: Tell me how often should we change the battery in a smoke detector?

The Division of Fire Safety recommends the battery in smoke detectors be changed twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. At a minimum, smoke detector batteries should be replaced annually. Detectors should also be checked monthly to be sure the audible alarm is operating properly.

3 :: Tell me should we have a fire extinguisher in a home and what type should we purchase?

The Division of Fire Safety recommends you keep at least one fire extinguisher in your home, preferably one extinguisher per level. A fire extinguisher should be placed in your kitchen near cooking appliances in case of emergencies. An extinguisher should also be available in the garage area or where mechanical rooms (furnace, water heater, electrical panel) are located.

4 :: Tell me does the Division of Fire Safety recommend the use of carbon monoxide detectors in a home?

Yes, if your home has any gas-fired or wood burning appliances (cooking stove, heating appliance, water heater, fireplace, etc.) or has an attached garage, then a carbon monoxide detector is needed. Generally, the carbon monoxide detector should be installed in a central location so occupants can hear the audible alarm. Carbon monoxide detectors should NOT be installed inside a furnace or mechanical room.

5 :: Suppose I have successfully completed a course and received my course completion certificate. When can I take the state certification written examination?

The Division of Fire Safety establishes regional testing dates and locations throughout Missouri. Please refer to our testing and course calendar for dates and locations.

6 :: Tell me how long after successfully completing a course do we have to take the State Certification Exam?

You must complete the certification process within one year of the course completion date. You will be required to retake the course if you want to become certified and have failed to meet the one year requirement.

7 :: Tell me do I have to successfully complete a course and pass the State Certification tests for Hazardous Materials Awareness or Operations before I can be certified at the Fire Fighter I and II level?

Yes. In order to be certified to the Fire Fighter I and II 1001-current standard you must have documentation that you have successfully completed the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations courses and then passed the appropriate State Certification Exams for both.

8 :: Tell me after my Fire Fighter I and II classes are complete, can my instructor then administer the state written examination?

No. All Division of Fire Safety State Certification written exams must be administered or proctored by a Division of Fire Safety staff member.

9 :: Tell us what are my options for testing if I am unable to attend the regional scheduled certification exam or require a retest?

If you are unable to take the exam on the scheduled region date/location or need to retest, you may test at any of the regional testing dates or at the Division of Fire Safety, located in Jefferson City, every third Saturday of the month. Deadline dates for these Saturday exam dates can be found on the testing and course calendar.

10 :: Do we have to test within our region?

No. You may test at any location throughout the state. Just remember to submit your application and required documentation by the due date listed on the testing and course calendar.