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The fast and easy way to score your best on the firefighter exam
So you want to be a firefighter? Firefighting is an honorable and rewarding career, and it takes a lot of hard work to get started. Firefighter Exam For Dummies gives you a complete review of the most commonly tested topics given to candidates across North America, as well as tips and advice on how to pass the oral interview, psychological testing, and the physical ability test.
Get fired up discover what it's like to be a firefighter, understand how the screening process works, and familiarize yourself with the firefighter exam
Test your smarts get plain-English coverage of everything you can expect on the written exam reading and verbal comprehension, verbal expression, observation and memory questions, spatial orientation, reasoning and judgment questions, mathematics, and mechanical aptitude
Let's get physical find out how the physical exam works and get the lowdown on how you can get in shape before exam day
Put your heart and mind to the test know what to expect during the medical and psychological exams and get tips for interviewing with a psychologist
Practice makes perfect take practice exams complete with answer keys and detailed explanations
Open the book and find:
What it's like to be a firefighter
Where to look for jobs and how to fill out an application
Everything you need to know to pass the written and physical ability exams
The test format and types of questions you'll encounter
Tips for making an educated guess on exam day
Practice questions and answers for all subjects
Practice tests for the New York City test and the National Firefighter Selection Inventory (NFSI)
Master reading comprehension, math, memory and observation skills, tool recognition, and more
Score your highest on the physical ability test
Sharpen your test-taking skills with four practice exams
The fast and easy way to score your best on the Firefighter Exam
In addition to physical tests of strength, agility, and coordination, firefighters must also pass a difficult written test that requires serious preparation to fare well, and many applicants fail to succeed.
Firefighter Exam For Dummies gives you a complete review of the most commonly tested topics that are typical of firefighter exams given to candidates across North America, as well as tips and advice on how to pass the oral interview, psychological testing, and the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).
- Coverage of reading comprehension, math, principles of mechanics, tool usage and recognition, memorization and visualization, and on-the-job scenarios
- Study advice and test-taking tips
- 4 full-length practice exams with answers and detailed explanations including the National Firefighter Selection Inventory (NFSI), a battery of 105 questions that assess the job-related cognitive skills required of a firefighter, and a test based on the New York City (NYC) firefighter exam-one of the most demanding Complete with advice for conquering test anxiety, Firefighter Exam For Dummies covers everything you need to know to confidently tackle-and pass-the big exam.
About the Author
Stacy L. Bell is responsible for the development and validation of testing instruments for Fire & Police Selection, Inc. Tracey Vasil Biscontini, founder, president, and CEO of Northeast Editing, Inc., is a test-preparation development specialist. Lindsay Rock, managing editor at Northeast Editing, Inc., is a former firefighter.
Table of Contents
Part I: So You Want to Be a Firefighter? Get Ready!
Chapter 1: Getting the Lowdown on the Job of Firefighter.
Chapter 2: Throwing Your Hat in the Ring: Applying to Be a Firefighter.
Chapter 3: Preparing Yourself for the Firefighter Exam.
Part II: Gearing Up to Take the Test: The Written Exam.
Chapter 4: Showing Off Your Reading and Verbal Comprehension.
Chapter 5: Mastering Verbal Expression.
Chapter 6: Testing Your Observation and Memory.
Chapter 7: Sizing Up Your Spatial Orientation Skills.
Chapter 8: Making Decisions Based on Reasoning and Judgment.
Chapter 9: Performing Mathematical Calculations.
Chapter 10: Mechanical Aptitude: Knowing the Nuts and Bolts of Machines.
Chapter 11: Acing the National Firefighter Selection Inventory Test.
Part III: Demonstrating Physical, Mental, and Emotional Fitness with Interactive Tests.
Chapter 12: Show Them What You Can Do: Passing the Physical Exam.
Chapter 13: Acing Your Oral Interview.
Chapter 14: Knowing What to Expect During Medical and Psychological Testing.
Part IV: Practice Firefighter Exams.
Chapter 15: Practice Exam 1.
Chapter 16: Practice Exam 1: Answers and Explanations.
Chapter 17: Practice Exam 2.
Chapter 18: Practice Exam 2: Answers and Explanations.
Chapter 19: Practice Exam 3.
Chapter 20: Practice Exam 3: Answers and Explanations.
Chapter 21: Practice Exam 4: The National Firefighter Selection Inventory (NFSI).
Chapter 22: Practice Exam 4: Answers and Explanations.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Improve Your Chances of Getting Hired.
Chapter 24: Ten Things Every Firefighter Should Do.
Appendix: Observation and Memory Exercises.