This fire officer interview question was sent to us by a recent customer.  He told us that his interview consisted of 11 questions, 9 of which were listed in our guide.  Here is the question he sent us:

You are a new fire captain at a large station.  One of your female firefighters comes to you and says that her fellow firefighters are making her feel uncomfortable with their conversations and evening movie choices.  She says she told the previous Captain, but he shrugged it off.   How do you handle this.

This is an excellent question for an officer interview.  It makes the officer candidate address several issues.  He has to address the immediate issue of possible sexual harassment.  He then has to explain the department’s policy and the actions he will take to correct the situation.  Disciplinary action, additional training, and even possibly reassigning firefighters are all possible solutions based on department policy.