Meet Your Interview Coaches



Hi, I’m Mike, TopScore author, interview coach, professional firefighter and union member for over 20 years. Before becoming a firefighter, I tested at 75 plus departments, some of these tests had as many as 20,000 other candidates. I tested for over FIVE years! Then, I met a mentor. He gave me the missing pieces I needed and my years of testing quickly came to an end. Because of his coaching, I landed the best job in the world at a dream department.

The gift he gave me was priceless and inspired me to help other candidates, like you. Through interview coaching, Rob and I have been sharing the secrets we’ve learned over a combined 40+ years in the fire service.  Even after coaching hundreds of candidates, I’m still amazed to see the amount of transformation with just 2 hours of quality coaching.

The TopScore family now spans across the United States and Canada. Many of our students not only get one job offer; but, get to pick their dream department. Next, to being a firefighter at my dream department, helping candidates get hired is one of the best feelings in the world!



Hi, I’m Rob, TopScore author, interview coach and a proud member of one of the greatest traditional trades on earth. After 20 years I still jump out of bed to go to work in excitement for what the shift might bring. I have the great privilege of being a Captain on Engine 16 and also a member of Local 149

Mike and I have spent the last 20 years uncovering the most successful firefighter interview skills and then organizing them into a simple to understand process called the TopScore Top Five. The process has resulted in hundreds of successful interviews and saved candidates years of trial and error.

My favorite part about coaching is the phone calls I get after a candidate gets the job offer. I’m dedicated to leaving the fire service better than when I started and one of the best ways I can do that is by helping the next generation of firefighters secure the job they’ve always dreamed of.

Does the interview process intimidate you? Do you feel under-prepared or unsure of what to expect? I can help.