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Firefighter Test Study Guide


The first part of the testing process is the written exam. After the written exam is administered, a cut off score will be determined. The cut-off score will be determined by evaluating department need, the potential for adverse impact, and other factors. We expect to invite the top 50-100 candidates to participate in the Oral Board Assessment. All candidates will be notified by via email only of their written exam results. 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.

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 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 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 Practice Test

There is no study guide for the FireTEAM Test, but for more detailed information and 30+ practice items with discussion, visit the FireTEAM Practice Test website at

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