-May dates and times are now posted. Please let me know what days you want to do your 1-1. Thank you. 

-The 3/26 webinar is now posted on the site. 

-New video of the month is out (Conflict in the fire house)



"Getting you ready for the career you deserve"

1-11 FIRE PREP is for candidates looking for professional assistance in the entry-level oral board process. This site is designed to make you understand the process and to make you stand out as a top candidate.  We provide excellent 1-1 coaching at a very affordable price. Satisfaction guaranteed. As a promise, I will deliver the most information and utilize our time to the max.  I value my clients and treat them like family. Guaranteed to score better in your next interview. Thank you for your time and I wish you the very best in your journey to becoming a Professional Firefighter. FF/EMT R.Herrera

Eastside Fire 2022
Eastside Fire 2022

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Matt Bean 2021
Matt Bean 2021

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Bellevue Fire Class 2022
Bellevue Fire Class 2022

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Eastside Fire 2022
Eastside Fire 2022

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Ron is great. Not only is he a great motivator, but he's a no-nonsense teacher as well. He really understands how to get to the heart of what you need to hear and what you need to work on in order to achieve results. I definitely feel more ready for my interview with his help. You can't go wrong with him. 

                                                   -Chau Nguyen


Signed up for the Master's Program and it made me 100 % ready for the interview process. I was ready for any question thrown my way.  Ron breaks down the process and really explains the importance of body language and personalizing your answer.  Happy to report that I got on with a large metropolitan department in King County, WA. Thanks again for everything Ron. 

                                              -Allen Williams


Ron is an absolute expert in the interview. He understands the process and what it really takes better than anyone I have ever met. He will also go above and beyond the call of duty for you. He truly wants you to succeed and will do whatever it takes to get you there.

                                             -James Smith


After meeting with Ron once, I was finally able to step into my Oral Board knowing exactly what I wanted to say and how I was going to say it. He helped me organize my thoughts and made some small tweaks to my answers that made all the difference in how I was perceived by the panel. If you’re looking to take your Oral Board scores to the next level Ron is your guy!

                                        -Spencer Byfield


Thank you to Ron for your time and expertise. Your commitment to helping those down the path you once tread is invaluable. You showed me how to present the best version of myself to prospective departments. The bar has been raised and I'm ready to get the best job in the world. Cheers!

                                              -Patrick Daly


I’m so thankful that I was able to work with Ron. I had made it to interviews before but never made past the first round. I went to a workshop and learned so much in one day, but wanted more. So I met with him one on one. Best thing I could’ve done to better my chances of getting hired. If you are serious about becoming a career firefighter, then you need to go through 1-11 Fire Prep. You won’t regret it. He will be there to help every step of the way.

                                                      -Bill Jividan


I met with Ron for a one on one prep, and although I would love to be selfish and keep 1-11 Fire Prep a secret, his knowledge and helpfulness is too good a resource to be hidden. There’s no doubt it will be the most beneficial, informative coffee meet up you’ll have. Looking forward to attending a workshop!

                                   -Jacqueline Amadee


I was very fortunate to meet Ron during my EMT-B program. He was one of the co-instructors and always delivered valuable information. I signed up for the Master's Program and it was everything that I was looking for. His program was on point and kept me going. With that being said, I was able to finally land a career with the help of Ron. I've accepted a conditional offer in Pierce County WA as a Professional Firefighter. 

                                        -Duncan Ewing


If you truly want a job as a first responder separation is in the preparation. 1-11 fire prep will set you apart from the numerous other applicants and ensure you get that dream job you have always wanted!

                                  -Kevin Brown


Not only is Ron upfront and real, but he is also extremely personable and tells you the truth.  He wants you to be great and shine at the right moment.  I was able to pass my oral board with his help and I'm finally done with recruit academy and headed to probation. Thank you!

                                        -Kristine Le

My Story

Professional Union Firefighter R.Herrera


Welcome to 1-11 FIRE PREP LLC.  My name is Ron Herrera, Professional Firefighter/EMT, founder and personal interview coach for 1-11 FIRE PREP LLC.  I started 1-11 FIRE PREP approximately three years ago, in a local coffee shop in Tacoma, Wa.  After testing for eight consecutive years and continually being on the top ten list for multiple agencies,  I was finally offered the career of a lifetime here in Pierce County, Wa. After completing a challenging year (academy, probation), I finally had time to sit down and see how I can break down the interview process for those seeking a career in the fire service. Day after day, night after night, I realized that the puzzle could be solved.  I wrote down everything I could remember about every single process that I came across and was able to see a pattern.  So, to put my method to the test, I sat down with two individuals who were going to interview for the first time.  I informed them how to approach all different types of questions they may face and explained my method.  After sitting down with them,  they ran home with the information I gave them and practiced like no other.  They had their interview the following week, and guess what, they both landed the career of a lifetime on their first try.  While I was at home, I began to come up with a program that not only will it be beneficial to the candidate but also affordable.  I know that the testing process is expensive, and those who are pursuing a career in the fire service shouldn't overpay for excellent service.  Some of my competitors charge up to $500.00 an hr.  You won't see that here.  Listen, there is no guarantee that you will get a career in the fire service with any coaching you get.  What I can give you is my drive, my time, and my knowledge.  I will do whatever I can to make you a better candidate.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.  Those two candidates weren't the only successful ones.  In one year, I coached thirty candidates.  Out of the thirty, 17 landed the career of a lifetime.

111FIREPREP.COM just passed the 150th-mile mark of individuals getting picked up. The number of conditional offers keeps climbing.  I believe in my method, I believe in my results. With your subscription of $19.99 a month, you will have access to interview prep tips, notes, interview questions, Q&A with me, personal access, discounted preps, and much more.  I want to say thank you and welcome to 1-11 FIRE PREP LLC.  Let's get you ready for the career you deserve. 


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