In this LIVE episode of Jumpseat Radio host Ryan Pennington sets down with the members of the Fire Alumni and Deputy Chief Steve Prziborowski to talk about entry level firefighter testing and promotional testing. 


This episode was recorded live in San Diego California during Firehouse World 2015. The group engage is conversation about:


Entry Level Testing

Mentoring once hired

Promotional Preparation

What is the Fire Alumni





Steve Prziborowski

Deputy Chief, Santa Clara County, CA, FD


Steve Prziborowski, a firehouse.com Contributing Editor, is a Deputy Chief with the Santa Clara County (Los Gatos, CA) Fire Department, and a Fire Technology Instructor at Chabot College (Hayward, CA). Steve has a Master’s Degree in Emergency Services Administration, is a State Certified Master Instructor, and has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program. Steve has been published in all of the major fire service publications including Firehouse, is a frequent speaker at fire service events such as Firehouse World and Expo, and was selected as the 2008 Ed Bent California Fire Instructor of the year.



Bob Atlas

Battalion Chief, Contra Costa, CA, FD

Bob Atlas is a Battalion Chief with Contra Costa Fire, is on the career development committee, is a Certified Oral Board Rater and has been coaching candidates since 1999. He is Co-Owner of Fire Alumni and has a B.S. in Engineering & A.S. in Fire Science.


Fire Alumni Staff