Rule of Thumb: Use the Safest, Most Effective Path of Least Resistance

06/01/2012
BY ANTHONY AVILLO When I first started taking classes for my promotional exam, I needed indoctrination into how the test worked and how to succeed at it. My mentor was and still is Chief Ed Flood. He showed me how to play in the world of the New Jersey Department of Personnel and had a knack for figuring out the best way to approach not only the testing game but also the fireground. I have seen no one in this business who had such a grasp of both firematics and personnel management as Flood. In fact, I have seen very few people who come close. He is as real as it gets. One of the rules of thumb Flood created for addressing test issues was the tactic of using the safest, most effective pat...

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