Students That Landed the Job

Check out a few of my students who have written to let me know how the Firefighter Oral Interview Academy has helped them earn their badge and land their dream job as a career firefighter.

Scott Brown - Clark County Fire Department, NV

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Andy Mehas - Firefighter/Paramedic, Henderson Fire Department, NV

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Jeff Wallner - Firefighter,  Hartford Fire Department, CT

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Lionel Salcido - Firefighter, San Diego Fire Department, CA

Chief Dean was there to help me out with any questions I had. I would email him with questions and he would answer them promptly. Each of his videos was a new learning experience for me. I was excited and could not wait for the monthly coaching sessions from the Oral Interview Academy. All were really both informative and motivational. It showed me how to organize my interview answers and set them straight. I was no longer all over the place. I would also hear of others in the academy getting hired. I am now a San Diego City Firefighter. I could have not done it without Chief Dean and the Firefighter Oral Interview Academy! I am so grateful and appreciative at the same time. I am 42 years old! It is not too late for you!

Richard Fendley, Firefighter, Oakville Fire Department, Ontario, Canada

Chief Guccione gave me the tools and confidence in bringing forth my skills, knowledge and abilities during my oral interviews. I no longer thought to myself “wish I said this, that and the other”. Your program is different than any other coaching program because it allows you to give proper answers without sounding canned. It gives you the ability to have a candid discussion with the interview panel, and the confidence in knowing everything you say is you and your background. I would and I have recommended your Firefighter Oral Interview Academy and your Chief’s Interview Workshop to every firefighter candidate that would like to improve on their interview skills. Thanks again for all your help. I couldn’t have done it without you!”

Alex Paz, Firefighter, Boca Raton Fire Department, FL

I would highly recommend the Firefighter Oral Interview Academy to anyone who wants to become a career firefighter because it exceeded my expectations in every way. I felt confident and prepared going into my interview and it will put you head and shoulders above anyone else. I knew it was going to help me get hired and it was worth every single dollar. It made all the difference. Being able to have a mentor like Chief Guccione is a blessing and I couldn’t have asked for a better guy throughout this whole hiring process. I can’t thank him enough for making an awesome program. Thank you!”

Dan Ossman, Firefighter, Long Beach Fire Department, CA

Chief Guccione's been awesome and we’ve been in contact throughout the hiring process and he’s always been there for me every step of the way. He’s been beyond helpful and I’m very appreciative of his help and mentoring. My life is going to be changed in ways I can even imagine. On a scale of 1 to 10 the Firefighter Oral Interview Academy was a 10 for me getting the job with Long Beach Fire Department!”

Kha Nguyen - Firefighter, Burnaby Fire Department, B.C., Canada

I can say that without a doubt, if it wasn’t for the Firefighter Oral Interview Academy and your support, I would not have done nearly as well as I did on my interviews. The biggest challenge that your program allowed me to overcome was being able to properly express myself to the interview panel and to show them who I really was. Your program taught me so much about myself and I was able to walk out of my last 2 interviews feeling like I absolutely nailed it. I can thank you enough Chief!”

Pierce Williams - Firefighter, San Jose Fire Dept., CA

”Getting hired was a long and frustrating process but having access to actual feedback was invaluable. Knowing the extent that you should answer questions was also something that I needed. Having the information that you give in the Firefighter Oral Interview Academy enabled me to understand the expectations and actually exceed those expectations. Thank you!”

Jordan Klebba - Firefighter, Columbia Fire Department, MO

I’m excited to say that I have been offered a career as a firefighter at the Columbia, Missouri fire department and I start my academy July 17. I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with all the information that you’ve shared in your program. It has helped me tremendously and I would recommend your coaching to all firefighter candidates. I’ll keep watching your videos.”

Eric Hendricks - Firefighter, St. John Fire Dept., New Brunswick, Canada

”The Tomorrow’s Firefighter Oral Interview Academy is the best tool for any new firefighter chasing the dream of becoming a full time career firefighter. After being out of the academy for 2 years and having no luck getting hired I turned to Chief Guccione’s academy and through the online program along with the Facebook live coaching calls, I was able to pass all 4 of my next interviews and receive an offer of employment with the City of Saint John Fire Department, in New Brunswick.

Raul Zaragoza - Firefighter, Arlington Fire Department, TX

Chief Guccione’s program has a strong foundation and is well-organized. It has several features that really helped me get my thoughts together such as the PDF notes and MP3 option to listen to the material. What I like the most about this program is that he is not giving you “answers”. I learned how to plug in my personal life experiences into any question and that is what set me apart from the other candidates. I applied myself fully to this program and it paid off. I got hired with my dream fire department where I just finished Rookie School!”

Daniel Sandoval - Firefighter, Perry Fire Department, GA

“This was my second department I interviewed with this year and I got the job! I just want to say thank you. It’s because of the Firefighter Oral Interview Academy and your guidance that I succeeded with confidence throughout the interview process. THANK YOU CHIEF GUCCIONE!”

Matt Keane - Firefighter, Virginia Beach Fire Department, VA

“Before your program, I struggled in my interviews and I would get caught up in my thoughts and I would lose track and forget critical key talking points which is why I didn’t do well on my interviews before the Firefighter Oral Interview Academy. What helped me the most was the way Chief Guccione broke down the questions and gave examples of what a panel was actually looking for in an answer using my own personal experiences.”

Dustin DuCasse - Firefighter, Boca Raton Fire Department, FL

”The Firefighter Oral Interview Academy is an awesome course! It helped me see why I didn’t do well in my first 6 oral interviews. Chief Dean Guccione is so thorough and he helps you think about your past job experiences, skills and strengths and how to incorporate them into a successful oral interview. I’m so much better prepared and more confident now and I just got hired!”

Daniella Montiel - Firefighter/Paramedic, Hallandale Fire Department, FL

”I couldn’t afford to take the time to figure this out by trial and error. With Chief Guccione, I felt he was honest and he helped me understand what departments are looking for in a candidate that other programs and coaches didn’t explain. It’s one of the greatest investments I’ve made so far! It will help you get the job especially with his guidance and coaching and you will have a positive return because you will learn how to organize your thoughts so you can stand out to the panel.”

Justin Johnson - Firefighter, LaFayette County Fire Department, GA

”I scored very high on my panel interview and that wouldn’t have been possible without Dean Guccione. His videos helped me tremendously understand what it takes to get that high score. He kept me motivated and helped me control my emotions in my interview and I knocked it out of the park and score really high! This is my first application ever and I just got hired with LaFayette County Fire Department and it’s all because of his videos. The program really does work and it’s outstanding!”

Steve Vargas - Firefighter/Paramedic, Spokane Fire Department, WA

“You and Tomorrow’s Firefighter have personally helped me accomplish my goal of getting my dream career as a full time Firefighter/Paramedic! I recommend to anyone this amazing program!”

Joey Heinze - Firefighter, Baltimore Fire Department, MD

“After 5 years of testing from as far north as Philadelphia to as far south as Richmond, Virginia, it’s no coincidence that I got hired with the Baltimore Fire Department right after I started studying your program! Thank you for everything! You’re awesome, Dean!”

Heather Campbell - Firefighter, Surrey Fire Department , B.C., Canada

”I found that Chief Guccione went above and beyond in giving thorough explanations for situational, behavioral, interpersonal and direct questions. He gives you a clear idea of exactly what the interview panel is looking for; not just canned or rehearsed answers to memorize. I’m grateful for Chief Guccione’s Firefighter Oral Interview Academy because it is what helped me to get hired. If you are serious about being a firefighter and don’t want to waste thousands of dollars and years of your time, then prepare the right way for your interview and utilize the Firefighter Oral Interview Academy as your key resource.”