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PREPARE FOR YOUR FIREFIGHTER'S EXAM WITH A TOP EXPERT AND EDUCATOR -- AND JOIN AMERICA'S BRAVEST!
Chief Ronald Spadafora of the New York City Fire Department has created this test prep guide and career handbook to give you the very latest information about firefighter testing and employment. With three decades of experience in the fire service, Chief Spadafora is uniquely qualified to lead you through every step of the recruiting process. This all-in-one resource will give you the edge to do your best on the day of the exam and throughout your firefighting career.
- 5 full-length sample tests based on Firefighter exams given throughout the United States
- Complete review for all question types: reading comprehension * math * principles of mechanics * tool usage and recognition * memorization and visualization * on-the-job scenarios, etc.
- Expert advice for the oral interview and psychological testing
- Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) skill sets and preparation
- Valuable mini-courses in firematics and basic emergency medical care
In this complete, up-to-date guide to firefighter qualifying exams, renowned firefighting expert and trainer Spadafora explains the ins and outs to passing the oral interview, psychological test, physical ability test, video-based tests, and the written qualifying exams.
About the Author
Ronald R. Spadafora is a Deputy Assistant (2-Star) Chief and the Chief of Logistics for the New York City Fire Department. He was the FDNY Chief Safety Officer during the entire Recovery Operation at Ground Zero and was Deputy Incident Commander for the FDNY Incident Management Team (IMT) directing rescue and recovery in New Orleans in the aftermath and during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Table of Contents
Part I: Being and Becoming a Firefighter
Chapter 1. Being a Firefighter
Chapter 2. Becoming a Firefighter
Part II: Preparing for the Oral Interview and Psychological and Physical Ability Tests
Chapter 3. Preparing for the Oral Interview
Chapter 4. The Psychological Test
Chapter 5. Preparing for the Physical Ability Test
Part III: Review for the Written Examination
Chapter 6. Reading Comprehension
Chapter 7. Mathematics
Chapter 8. Fire Science Basics
Chapter 9. Principles of Mechanics
Chapter 10. Tools of the Trade
Chapter 11. Memory and Visualization
Chapter 12. On-the-Job Scenarios
Chapter 13. Fire History Chronology
Chapter 14. Emergency Medical Care
Part IV: Practice Examinations
Practice Exam I
Practice Exam II
Practice Exam III
Practice Exam IV
Practice Exam V
Appendix A: Informational Resources for Careers in Firefighting
Appendix B: Glossary of Firefighting Terms