The first part of the testing process is the written exam. We administer the Ergometrics FireTEAM Entry Level Exam for Firefighters. FireTEAM is a video-based testing system that assesses critical skills necessary to be a firefighter and includes the often overlooked content areas of teamwork and human relations, as well as mechanical aptitude, reading ability and basic math skills.
FireTEAM Test (Human Relations)
Part I: FireTEAM Video-Based Human Relations Test focuses on teamwork and human relations skills and was specifically designed for firefighters. Candidates watch a video segment, then choose the BEST course of action in a multiple-choice format. Once they have chosen the BEST possible course of action, they are asked to identify the WORST possible course of action. This test is presented on computer or video and the items play without stopping.
Part II: In addition to answering the Part I questions of FireTEAM Video-Based Human Relations Test, candidates are instructed to observe the behaviors of the individual firefighters portrayed. They have the opportunity to observe behavior on multiple occasions for many of the firefighters. Part II of FireTEAM Video-Based Human Relations Test consists of questions about these firefighters and their behaviors. Part II immediately follows Part I.
FireTEAM Animated Mechanical Aptitude Test
FireTEAM Animated Mechanical Aptitude Test is a multiple-choice mechanical aptitude test presented on video. Candidates see detailed introductions to an animated brick making factory, then are asked questions about the factory. Most of the questions are about basic mechanical objects such as valves and principles such as water pressure. They are also asked to answer trouble shooting type questions and observe system operations for problems. All of the questions can be answered based on common sense and observation of how everyday objects work.
FireTEAM Math Test
This math test is designed specifically for firefighters. The questions are presented on video. Candidates must complete the calculations in their heads. No written calculation is permitted. Questions are based on the type of math that firefighters must use on a regular basis as part of the job. Basic areas covered include: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and proportions.
FireTEAM Reading Test
This test is designed specifically for firefighters, a job requiring ongoing study of difficult and technical materials. This test is based on training material, and candidates are required to choose a word that best fits in the blank.
FireTEAM Practice Tests
There is no study guide for the FireTEAM Test, however there are two sets of practice tests (basic & extended) currently available for purchase via www.fireteamtest.com. Both the Basic and Extended FireTEAM Practice Tests will help you become familiar with the FireTEAM Test format. The Extended version and the Basic version have the same test content, with the Extended version including more questions than the Basic version, to make it feel more like the actual test.
NOTE: After the written exam is administered, a cut-off score will be determined based on department needs, the potential for adverse impact, and other factors. We anticipate inviting the top 50-100 candidates to participate in the Oral Board Assessment. All candidates will receive their written exam results via email. Candidates who score above the cut-off will be notified to report for the Oral Board Assessment. All or only parts of the FireTEAM test may be used.