Who is Captain Bob?

Fire Captain Bob holding a firefighter hat.

Captain Bob” Smith is a coach, publisher, author, frequent talk show guest, and a rater on job interviews. He has coached countless entry level and promotional candidates to get their badges. He is a 28-year veteran firefighter captain, the author of “Eat Stress For Breakfast” and “Fire Up Your Communication skills” (which have been translated in 28 countries including Latin America, Indonesian, South Korea and China), a humorist, coach, entrepreneur, publisher, frequent talk show guest , featured in USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, manager for a Fortune 100 company, member of the National Speakers Association, and listed in “Who’s Who in Professional Speaking”.   He incorporates his experiences gained from three successful start-up businesses, education and over 40 years of research.

“Captain Bob” has gained experience from serving on oral boards for over 28 years. To date over 2,500 candidates have received their badges from his program.  Thousands more have been hired using the free information from his website and having e-mails and phone calls answered. He uses simple tools to uncomplicate the process.

He incorporates his own experience gained from three successful start-up businesses, education, and more then 40 years of experience.


In today’s firefighter applicant field, you have to be a well-rounded, well-prepared candidate. We have prepared the following documents to help you along the way.


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