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Through my years of school growing up and into my career in emergency services as an adult I have always had test anxiety. With this being my first attempt at a promotional exam early in my career, I knew that my test anxiety would be an issue and I needed help if I was to be successful. Going with Ignite Promotional Coaching provided that help. Chief Coltre and his team took away my anxiety and gave me the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed on test day. I felt confident, relaxed, and prepared for anything. Their attention to detail and commitment to your success is second to none. If you’re serious about advancing your career contact the Ignite team and I promise you won’t be disappointed. The results speak for themselves.
Nick... Trenton Fire Department - January 2019

I was very apprehensive about actually taking any promotional coaching program at all. After doing my research and looking at past results for Ignite, I decided that that this was the only way to go. It eventually became one of the best decisions of my career, and I couldn’t be any happier with the outcome. From the written prep and the many practice questions to the 1:1 coaching for the oral component, the program produces the right results. Chief Coltre and his team were always available to answer my many questions, and the oral coaching sessions were an eye opener for me. Their candid coaching style and techniques helped me to overcome the issues that I had. The program made going into the oral test a seamless and flowing experience on test day. I can’t reiterate enough the quality and professionalism of both the program and coaching team
Frank... Trenton Fire Department - January 2019

Prior to the Captain's test, I was studying on my own for the last two years. As much as I was reading, I thought I'd be well prepared for the exam. I didn't want to take any chances with the test, however, and I signed on with Ignite for private tutoring. But it wasn't until I started receiving all the prep work for the written and the oral portions that I realized how under prepared I was for the test. Ignite took my test prep to a new level. By the time the test was given, I was confident I'd do well. Ignite had given me the ability to answer any question thrown at me, and, after taking the test, I was more confident than ever! I couldn't have done it without the help of the coaches as Ignite.
Dan... Ewing Fire Department - January 2019

Ignite Promotional Coaching is absolutely second to none and the way to go! This was my first promotional test and had no idea what to expect. Ignite showed me and took their time teaching me the ins and outs of the test. It was very hard, I definitely struggled at first with time management and some memorization but they took personal time to help me through every step! I’ve never studied so hard in my life and it paid off! I owe everything to Ignite and everyone looking to get promoted should absolutely try and get involved with Ignite! They are absolutely the best!
Kyle... Ewing Fire Department - January 2019

This last test was the first promotional exam I had ever taken. I studied the textbooks for 2 years in preparation for the written exam. Because of Ignite Promotional Coaching, I was able take all that information combined with their coaching and when I sat down to take the Oral test ,it was already like I had done it 100 times. Really took some of the nervousness I imagine most people feel when they go into it blind. Getting coaching from ignite really puts you over the top as long as your also willing to put in the work. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and because of it I’m in position to be promoted off of my very first test.
Kevin... Trenton Fire Department - January 2019

Thanks to Ignite's tutoring and prep, I was much more comfortable taking my Captain's test. Their guidance and patience helped me move on to the next level of my professional career. I encourage anyone to enroll with Ignite Promotional Coaching to get to the next step in their career. Take it from someone who took multiple tests..... I have now reached my next step. Their program DEFINITELY works, believe in them!
Ed... Trenton Fire Department - January 2019

Preparing for the LT test isn’t easy. While trying to figure out how I was going to tackle this exam a Captain in my department said I should call Ignite. Well, I’m sure glad I did. Chief Coltre and his team prepared me for the test more then I could have ever have imagined. From the start they made sure I understood each scenario before moving on to the next. Chief Coltre and his team have a special way of teaching that gets the job done. Also, with Ignite I wasn’t just a number in a class. During the prep time leading up to the exam Chief Coltre always called or texted me to make sure I understood the work. Even to this day he still reaches out to see how everything is going. If you are looking to come out on the top of your list this is the only call you should be making. Thank you Chief for leading me to the top (#1) of the LT list.
Ryan... Passaic Fire Department - January 2019

Making the choice to sign up with Ignite Promotional Coaching was the best decision I have ever made. 10 months of reading, answering questions, studying and one on one tutoring made it all worth it. I have never tested better on any test than I did on my Captain’s test. Chief Coltre’s personal attention to me and all my needs, making sure I was very well prepared was second to none. I would recommend to anyone in the fire service, if you want to get promoted, Ignite Promotional Coaching is the ONLY way to do it!!! I am looking forward to working with Ignite again in the future!
Chris... Ewing Twp - January 2019

Ignite promotional coaching is an elite program for those who are serious about taking their career to the next level. The fact is that there are plenty of programs out there, but what separates Ignite is that they commit to personal training sessions that will separate you from your competition. Its the pride and professionalism that Ignite's coaches put into every student that makes the difference. In my experience you get out of the program what you put into it. I went from being 26 one test cycle to number 2 with Ignite Promotional Coaching the following test cycle.
Andres... Trenton Fire Department - January 2019

Ignite Promotional Coaching is absolutely the best there is if you are serious about being promoted. Their “We are a team” approach is a confidence builder as they prepare you to do exceptionally well come test day. Chief Coltre and Captain Martucci are excellent instructors at explaining their programs to take you to the next level in your career. I always did well on the written part of the exam but l lacked knowledge on how to respond to the oral part of the exam. Ignite Promotional Coaching helped me in this area so well that I ranked 12 on my promotional list. My family and I can’t thank them enough. So if you are serious and not sure which promotional exam company to choose. I say choose Ignite Promotional Coaching and join the team!
Terence... Jersey City Fire Department - January 2019

This was my first promotional exam that i took, so i was nervous and not knowing what to expect but Steve absolutely had me prepared for this oral exam. I can't say enough, Steve and his crew work with you and push you to reach your max potential. Hands down i would not be where I am without Ignite Promotional Coaching. Steve teaches you all the little things that help you save time and utilize your time given wisely. i remember walking in on day #1 and seeing how unprepared i was and then walking out on the day before my test with full confidence and ready to take the test. Steve teaches you how to properly take th correct notes, what to say, how to say it and most important organization ! to sum it all up on the day of the test i got both my scenarios and looked up into the camera and smiled because i knew just what to say and was prepared for them. I owe my perfect scores and #3 ranking on the list and getting made on 9/12/19 to Ignite !
Nicholas... New Brunswick, NJ - January 2019

There is no doubt that taking a promotional test is a very stressful time but after preparing with Ignite Promotional Coaching I was able to go onto the exam prepared for any scenario that was thrown at me! Ignite Promotional Coaching came highly recommended to me and this experience has shown me 100% why they are the best in the business! Ignite gave my career as an officer a kick start by giving me the proper coaching to score #1 in my city and a promotion to Lieutenant. Thanks again and keep up the great training!
Kyle... Bordentown - January 2019

This is the second promotional exam I have been able to take in my career. The first test I took I did not take seriously and I failed. However this past test, with the help of Ignite Promotional Coaching I managed to come out top 3 out of 24 guys in a highly competitive department. This was all because of Chief Coltre and his great team. In the beginning it is very overwhelming to learn all his programs but Chief Coltre is always there for you to help you through it. I was so confident and prepared going into my oral test. Even when I was thrown an unexpected curveball on test day I was still able to knock it out of the park. Joining the Ignite family was the best decision I have made for my career and I look forward to working with them again in the near future.
Mark... Passaic Fire Department - January 2019

My coaching began with preparation for the written portion of the captains exam. There were tips from how to study to time management while studying. This made me successful in the written. The studying became more rigorous the closer we got to test day. This period was strategically formulated to get the best results. We had tutors that coached us every step of the way. There were phone calls regularly to see about our individual progress (Thank you Capt. Martucci). This is the best coaching program by far. Do this for yourself, and your family. My Family thanks you Chief Coltre.
Ralston... Trenton Fire Department - January 2019

What can I say about Ignite Promotional Coaching, its simply the best decision of my career. Doing well on my written exam, I still lacked the confidence and I didn’t think I was capable. Dragging my feet for a month after receiving the results. I finally met with Chief Coltre, he explained the one on one oral coaching sessions . I had no time to waste, because time was running out. The next few weeks, I cut the world off to prepare. I’m not going to lie to you, their were days that I didn’t think I was going be able to pull it off. Chief Coltre made time in his busy schedule to get me up to speed. That meant double sessions some days. He invested in me as much as I invested, this was a team effort. On test day I could not believe my eyes, everything on the test we had covered. What more can you ask for Ignite Promotional Coaching was spot on. If you put the hard work in with the right coach you will be rewarded for a lifetime. Ranked # 5. I will forever be thankful and grateful to Chief Coltre.
Luis... Trenton Fire Department - January 2019

Ignite Promotional Coaching is the only way to go! After I got the results from the the written test i didn’t know where to begin to prepare for the oral. I went to Chief Coltre and his team at Ignite because of their long track record of getting results. The one on one sessions with Captain J Martucci prepared me for any scenario they could throw you. They covered everything from how to take notes, to time management and oral communication.You just need to apply yourself! My family and I thank you!
Scott... Trenton Fire Department - January 2019

I contacted Chief Coltre when I signed up for the deputy chief exam and it was a great move for my career. The one on one attention I received for the 3 months I had to prepare was absolutely the reason I scored number 1 on my exam. Any time I had a question, Steve was a phone call or text away. The personal sessions made the programs easy to learn and understand. I took other test prep courses for past exams with other companies and I did not get the same type of coaching or scores as I did with Ignite. I appreciate the effort and education I received from the Ignite team....you won't be disappointed with Ignite.
Jason... Hamilton District 2 - 2017

OMG Ignite. You guys are Amazing!!! Without your help and your program I would not have made #1 in Harrison and the best score in the state. I don't know if it was the program in itself or the personalized attention that did it, but it worked. John Martucci was a great coach, week after week it dragged on and yet he pushed me to do better. He held me accountable to make sure I did what I was supposed to. It was nice once in a while to switch out with Steve Coltre the originator, as it was a gut check for me. I can't say enough about the one on one attention and coaching. The final days of encouragement that kept me engaged and moving forward to the finish line. Not just in class but via phone calls and text messages, even after the test when I was beating myself up. The words of encouragement meant a lot, LOL and you were right I did fine, I did better than fine I came out #1. The program works!!! Steve and John thank you again and keep helping get firefighters promoted.
Steve... Harrison Fire Department - 2017

Working with Ignite was second to none. They take your knowledge and give you the tools and confidence to succeed. I was amazed by the one on one attention and their dedication to my success. You won't find another prep company like Ignite and their results speak for themselves. They are a big reason I came out number #1
Ryan... Hamilton District 2 - 2017

Ignite Promotional Coaching was suggested by my senior firefighter on my shift for the 2nd level Supervisor exam. When I first went to Chief Coltre my oral were all over the place and I didn't explain things properly as I knew them. I was taught and showed how to speak and explain properly for the exam. Chief stuck with me through thick and thin with what was going on in personal life. That meant a lot to me because he cared about my life not just the test. We spent numerous hours together, even through other communications such as phone calls, txts and emails. He was always just a call away when there were questions. Ignite Promotional Coaching was the best thing that I could have used to pass my exam. I came out #1 for my department and can't thank Chief enough for the help and assistance. I would definitely encourage others to use Ignite Promotional Coaching for any test preparation. Thanks again!!!!!
Keith... Bordentown - Spring 2017

#1 in the state should be enough said about Chief Coltre and the Ignite Team but that does not even begin to describe the commitment you get when you work with Ignite Promotional Coaching. From the written test preparation classes to the oral scenario preparation if you are willing to put in the WORK and TIME then Ignite will deliver the results. With 24 years in the fire service I have tried many other programs and nobody can deliver the personal attention and dedication you get from working with Chief Coltre and his TEAM. With Ignite Promotional Coaching you are more than just a number in a large room, you are part of the TEAM. Thank you, Steve for helping me score #1 and all 5’s on the 2nd Level Supervisor(Captains) exam.
Chris... Passaic Fire Deparmtnet - Spring 2017

If you're serious about getting promoted, Ignite Promotional Coaching is the best investment you can make. With the guidance and experience of Steve, his team and your hard work, it's a guarantee that not only you'll pass your test but increase your score. I came out number 2 in my city thanks to Ignite Promotional Coaching.
Gregory... Bordentown - Spring 2017

AS I prepared for my second attempt at the 1st level supervisor exam, it became obvious that I needed additional help and preparation. The test was no longer a trial run for test experience. The coaching I received from Ignite promotional team, especially Capt. Martucci was impeccable. The coaching team helped me put the information I had been studying into the best possible format for a comfortable presentation. I am thankful for all the time and help the Ignite team provided. They are the reason I scored #1. Thanks Ignite.
Mike B... Hamilton District 6 - 2017

This was my first promotional test that I was eligible take, and I had no idea what to prepare for. I was directed to Chief Coltre and his Ignite Promotional Coaching program. With only having 5 years on at the time and being in the lowest seniority of my department, Chief Coltre took me on as his student. With his personal one-on-one teaching and dedication to his students, Chief Coltre molds/prepares you to the fullest of your ability. With that being said, as of May 1, 2017 I will be promoted to Lieutenant. Without Chief Coltre and his Ignite Promotional Coaching program, this would have not happened this early in my career. Thank you Chief Coltre. If you want to be promoted and are looking for a coaching program to help you, don't pass this up. You will not be disappointed.
Carl... Linden - Spring 2017

By choosing Chief Coltre and the Ignite team I couldn't come more prepared on test day. Any scenario you could possibly think of, I was ready for, thanks to the information and programs that were broken down. The hours dedicated to my one on one time we're endless and if I needed help with a specific program Ignite Team was always there for an additional session to work on it. There is no doubt in my mind, no one else could get me more prepared. Sign up and get on the Ignite Team!!!
Jarred... Hamilton District 2 - 2017

I worked with Chief Coltre for the both the Captain's promotional exam and the Chief's promotional exam, ranking # 7 and #1, respectively. I have found that the information Ignite provides is not only useful for the exam, but also on the job. Their instruction is thorough, and while it's not easy, it's worth it. There are no shortcuts. With only so many months to prepare, how you spend that time is crucial. Ignites attention to detail, availability to answer questions and provide feedback, and personal connection is the best method of preparation. I highly recommend the Ignite team to anyone seriously looking to advance his/her career.
Todd... Trenton BC - 2016

Ignite coaching team is the reason I got all fives on my oral exam. There programs gave me a foundation to apply standard responses, identify correct responses from scenario information and the ability to communicate that to the accessors. I can honestly say my tutor was there every step of the way keeping me motivated and focused. I called my coach almost everyday with questions. This is not easy, I worked my ass off but I achieved my goal, all 5s, a perfect score. If you can get into the Ignite private coaching program, they don't take everybody, jump at the chance its worth every penny!!
Ken ... Trenton Fire Department

Choosing Chief Coltre and the Ignite coaching team was the best decision of my career. They broke down the entire test and simplified every portion. There is no doubt I wouldn't have gotten the best score in the state. The amount of 1 on 1 time they spend allows them to not only cover the main objectives of the test but to perfect the little things that pay off big in the end, such as note taking, highlighting and eye contact. There comprehensive program is a winner and my test result of 98.080 is proof. If I were you, I would get on the Ignite team now!!!
John ... Trenton Fire Department

When I first went to Ignite Promotional Coaching I had no organization, no confidence and I sound horrible. I stuttered my way through the first scenario. I was seriously ready to give up. They promised if I did what they asked of me, in a week I would be a lot better and I was. Twelve weeks later, not only was I on point with the material, I sounded great. I could look at the questions and tell you exactly how long each response should be. That enabled me to know right where I was on time management after every question. There is no doubt why I got a perfect score, Ignite Promotional Coaching!!!!
Mark... Trenton Fire Department

I had taken 6 promotional exams throughout my career and never finished in the top 20. This was my last chance before retirement and I was excited to join the Ignite team. The information they taught was perfect for a DOP exam and helped me score a 93.730. I would recommend Ignite to anyone who is serious about getting promoted.
Mark... Trenton Fire Department

The man just knows his stuff how else can I put it? No tap dancing around, he gives you exactly what you need to know. I was a first time test taker and had no idea what was coming my way. After this program I scored an easy 5 in every category. I never felt nervous or unprepared, if your serious about this test you need this program.
Vincent... Jersey City FD

I went from #54 studying on my own to #3 with Steve's help. I had all the information, Steve showed me how to organize it and present it in the best possible way.
David... Trenton Fire Department

If you want to have the advantage in such a competitive examination process, you have to choose Ignite promotional coaching. With only 5 years of experience, I did not feel I was ready for the such a challenging and competitive testing process. In a very short period of time, the Ignite coaching team had me prepared to tackle any scenario that was presented to me. With easy to learn programs and constant tutoring and guidance, I was more than prepared and extremely confident on test day. If you want to have the competitive edge on test day, you have to go with Ignite Promotional Coaching.
Hiram... Trenton Fire Department

I feel it was a great decision choosing Chief Coltre and his Ignite Promotional team. I'm in my 25th year and have taken numerous promotional test and never broke into the top 20. I came out # 2 with a score of 95.890 on the current list. Chief Coltre put me on point and was always in touch with support. I was able to reach out to him with questions that he had answers for right away. So if you want to climb the ladder in you career I highly recommend The Ignite promotional Coaching Team.
John... Trenton Fire Department

All the coaching and mentoring you need, Ignite can provide. He is very knowledgeable and organized, with a good program to be able to perform at any scenario imaginable. Thanks to Ignite my score went from # 50 to #5. I recommend it to anyone trying to get promoted in such competitive testing process. Even if you think you know the material, the program helps you get those extra points that can make the difference.
Carlos... Trenton Fire Department

If you are serious about getting promoted Ignite Promotional Coaching is the only choice to make. I was a first time test taker, nervous, and unaware of the testing process. Ignite promotional coaching takes time to individually instruct you on various programs and test taking techniques. By test day I had complete confidence in myself and what I needed to do to score well. I received a perfect score on my oral exam. If not for the Ignite Promotional Coaching staff there is no way that would've been possible. Make an investment in yourself and choose Ignite Promotional Coaching.
Shaun... Trenton Fire Department

The books are read and now you have to get the information out and organized in the time allotted. Scenario breakdown, organization, thought processing, and time management are 4 keys to scoring high. Ignite Promotional will do just that. The only nervousness you will have before the Oral Exam is "What are they going to ask." Do it for YOU and YOUR FAMILY!! You might be competitive, but an edge can possibly keep you from hanging on a list. Advance your career and call Ignite Promotional Coaching.
Vincent... Trenton Fire Department

Let’s face the facts; none of us likes to take a test especially an oral one. Working with Chief Coltre from Ignite Promotional Coaching fully prepared me to take the DOP test. I was armed with the knowledge and skills to confidently and intelligently answer questions for any scenario given. The focus on utilizing provided formulas, following his instructions and time management skills were second to none. The multiple one on one performance coaching sessions and take home homework definitely helped to keep me motivated. On behalf of myself and my family a sincere heartfelt thank you go out to Chief Coltre. If you are serious about getting promoted then Ignite Promotional Coaching is for you.
Kevin... Captain, Trenton Fire Department

I attended a lot of so called test experts and as far as I'm concerned no one can touch Ignite Promotional Coaching. When I first got there he broke the orientation guide down, from there he show me how to organize my note and lastly the literature he gave me made the oral very easy for me. The last thing I have to say is if you need them they are a phone call away Thank you.
Robert... Trenton Fire Department

I'm in my 28th year and have taken numerous promotional tests and never broke into the top 20. Chief Coltre and the Ignite team gave me the tools and confidence I needed to succeed. His one on one training was on point with what I needed to know to get a score of 94.760 on the Captain’s exam. I’m very thankful I chose Ignite Promotional Coaching.
Bill... Trenton Fire Department

Chief Coltre gave me the skills and confidence that prepared me for the Lieutenant test. The review materials he supplied gave me an edge above the rest, I highly recommend Ignite Promotions coaching to anyone trying to advance their career in the fire department. The investment is well worth it. Once again thank you Chief Coltre.
Rob... Lawrence Twp