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Firefighter Testing Process

Becoming a firefighter can be a long and intensive process. Learning everything there is to know about the recruitment process will help you succeed on your way toward becoming a firefighter. One of the first steps of the firefighter recruitment process is taking an exam. This exam is usually comprised of two parts: a written exam and a physical exam. The firefighter aptitude exam tests basic abilities, such as reading comprehension, math, grammar, and spelling. It also has components that relate to the job, such as memory and spatial orientation. Learn more about the firefighter written test.


Firefighter Tests by Assessment Company

We customize our practice resources to echo the concepts of each of the leading firefighter test providers. These providers collaborate with US fire departments to design their testing and selection processes. Here's a list of popular firefighter assessment companies that provide selection tests. Follow the links to review JobTestPrep's customized preparation packs.

Company Firefighter Exams
CPS Research Inc. Firefighter Entry-Level Test
CWH Research Inc. Firefighter Written Test
Darany Entry-Level Firefighter Exam
EB Jacobs Fire Service Assessment Battery (FSAB)
Ergometrics FireTEAM test
Fire & Police Selection Inc. National Fire Select Test (NFST)
IO Solutions Firefighter Selection Tool (FST)
National Firefighter Selection Inventory (NFSI)
IPMA-HR Firefighter Entry Level Tests
McCann Entry-Level Firefighter Exam
Morris McDaniel S.H.I.E.L.D Firefighter Exam
PSI Firefighter Selection Test (FST)
Stanard & Associates National Firefighter Selection Test (NFST)
Wonderlic Wonderlic Firefighter Test

We can prepare you for the popular firefighter exams in the United States that are provided by assessment companies, as well as for local exams, with our practice packs. We offer firefighter practice tests and personality practice tests. These help you to become familiar with and ultimately excel on the exam.


Firefighter Sample Questions

Before you start preparing for the firefighter exam, try our free sample questions to familiarize yourself with the types of questions you will encounter. We provide sample questions for six different sections commonly found on the exam: memory, reading comprehension, math, writing skills, spatial reasoning, and mechanical reasoning.


State Firefighter Exam

Each state or city/department may choose its own exam or select an exam provided by an assessment company. Because different states can choose exams produced by various assessment companies, firefighter tests may be the same in different states.

If interested in becoming a firefighter in Canada, learn more about the firefighter exams here.

Find out which firefighter written exam your state uses.

Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

Firefighter Civil Service Exam vs. Written Exam

Firefighters that fall under the civil servant category are employed by a municipality, state, or federal government department. Some may be employed by private firms or non-governmental agencies, but most positions are part of the firefighter civil service, requiring potential candidates to take and pass the civil service firefighter exam. Prepare with our firefighter civil service exam practice test.


How to Become a Firefighter

The firefighter exam is just one element of the process to become a firefighter. Before taking the exam and submitting an application, you must meet certain requirements. If you meet all of the requirements, you can then start to prepare for the firefighter recruitment process. Another major part of the recruitment process is the personality test. Prepare for the firefighter personality exam here.


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