Breaking News Bar
updated: 4/2/2013 10:15 AM

Program to Help in Preparation for Fire Service

Success - Article sent! close
  • T. J. Aagesen, president and founder of Kore Fire Service Consulting

    T. J. Aagesen, president and founder of Kore Fire Service Consulting

Kore Fire Service Consulting

The process of applying and testing for the fire service is arduous, confusing, highly competitive and potentially expensive. Downers Grove fireman/paramedic TJ Aagesen has founded Kore Fire Service Consulting to help candidates navigate the way.

In order to help with the testing process, Kore Fire Service Consulting will launch its seminar: Comprehensive Preparation for Fire Service Testing. The one-day course will cover all aspects of the testing process including the written exam, physical ability test, oral interview, psychological examination and polygraph testing. Instruction will be provided by industry experts and fire service professionals

The program is open to anyone interested in investigating a career in the fire service or planning to begin testing and/or attending the fire academy and paramedic school. "This will be intensive preparation. The objective is to streamline the entire experience," said Aagesen. "The program will help candidates vying for what is a highly sought career. There are likely to be 200-2000 applicants for every opening in departments in Northern Illinois. This class is likely to give applicants an advantage."


Kore Fire Service Consulting's Comprehensive Preparation for Fire Service Testing

April 13th or April 15th

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

NIU Naperville Conference

1120 East Diehl Road

Naperville, IL 60563

Breakfast and lunch provided

Fee: $99/person + handling fee. Quantity discounts available

Registration at:

For additional information email

T.J. Aagesen has nine years of experience in the fire service. Aagesen attended paramedic school at Sherman Hospital in Elgin and the Fire Academy in South Elgin. Aagesen earned his associate's degree in fire science from Elgin Community College, and his bachelor degree in fire science management and administration from Southern Illinois University. Aagesen is a firefighter/paramedic with the Downers Grove Fire Department and a resident of Elgin.

Get articles sent to your inbox.