PSI offers two kinds of Firefighter Tests. The Firefighter Multimedia Assessment (FMA) and the Firefighter Selection Test (FST). Both tests measures basic skills that are required for firefighters. Both the FDNY and the LAFD use PSI Exams.
The Firefighter Multimedia Assessment is a video-based training lesson for entry-level firefighters. The videos are about a piece of equipment that is not real, but was created specifically for this assessment. The FMA test is approximately 120 – 160 minutes.
The FMA measures the following cognitive abilities:
The Firefighter Selection Test measures core attributes required to be a top-performing firefighter. The FST is designed to assess the reading comprehension and mechanical comprehension.
The FST measures the following abilities:
Some of the PSI Firefighter Tests are combined with a Work Orientation portion. The Work Oreintation measures workplace behaviors and attitudes, much like a personality test. The alternatives include five-point rating scales, from strongly disagree to strongly agree; never to once a week or more; or very Unlikely to very likely. Expect 87 questions with a timeframe of approximately 17 minutes. The traits highlighted in this portion of the test include: Conscientiousness, handling work pressures, interpersonal relations involving co-workers as well as the community, safety orientation, drug/alcohol avoidance, trustworthiness.
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