Firefighter Spatial Orientation Test

Spatial orientation refers to the ability to remain oriented in relation to the surrounding environment, both while in motion and at rest. This ability prevents people from getting lost in various places, including cities, inside a building, or a group of buildings. The firefighter spatial orientation exam may present one or both of the following types of questions:

  1. Diagrams and/or maps which put an emphasis either on the location of a certain individual or how to get from point A to point B.
  2. Various shapes which you will need rearrange and rotate, mentally, based on the instructions provided.

You will generally be permitted to write (with a pencil) on the diagram in order to see if the selected answer choice works- these are not memorization questions.


Importance of Spatial Orientation

The ability to maintain spatial orientation is an essential firefighting skill, for instances when visibility is low (due to smoke and other factors). Spacial orientation also enables firefighters to determine their position in a certain area purely by examining a map or layout of said area.


Prepare for the Spatial Orientation Test

Practicing for the firefighter spatial reasoning test not only gives you the proper knowledge and skills, but allows you the confidence and thoroughness you need for success on the firefighter test. JobTestPrep provides a custom-made firefighter practice test pack, complete with spatial orientation practice material, answers, and detailed explanations to help you improve your score. 

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