Firefighter Reading Comprehension Test

Although some departments and districts may refer to the firefighter reading test as verbal comprehension, reading ability, or written comprehension, it has been found that the reading section of the firefighter aptitude test is the most common area assessed among aspiring firefighters nationwide.

The reading comprehension section measures critical thinking skills and understanding of the English language (both written and spoken). The section generally includes a number of reading passages, mainly related to fire services, and is followed by questions pertaining to that specific article.


Importance of Reading Comprehension

As the most common section of the firefighter written test, reading comprehension is clearly considered an essential basic skill for firefighters. Firefighters are required to be able to routinely read and understand sometimes complicated narrative text, such as incident reports. Furthermore, firefighters need to be able to comprehend event descriptions, radio communications, and understand and follow verbal orders.


Prepare for the Reading Comprehension Test

JobTestPrep's firefighter reading comprehension practice tests will help you to develop strategies and skills for the actual test. We offer a complete Firefighter Practice Test pack containing reading comprehension practice material to strengthen reading speed, accuracy, comprehension, and approach.

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