Firefighter Exam For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2011 - Study Aids - 408 pages
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The fast and easy way to score your best on the Firefighter Exam

In addition to physical tests of strength, agility, and coordination, firefighters must also pass a difficult written test that requires serious preparation to fare well, and many applicants fail to succeed.

Firefighter Exam For Dummies gives you a complete review of the most commonly tested topics that are typical of firefighter exams given to candidates across North America, as well as tips and advice on how to pass the oral interview, psychological testing, and the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).

  • Coverage of reading comprehension, math, principles of mechanics, tool usage and recognition, memorization and visualization, and on-the-job scenarios
  • Study advice and test-taking tips
  • 4 full-length practice exams with answers and detailed explanations including the National Firefighter Selection Inventory (NFSI), a battery of 105 questions that assess the job-related cognitive skills required of a firefighter, and a test based on the New York City (NYC) firefighter exam-one of the most demanding Complete with advice for conquering test anxiety, Firefighter Exam For Dummies covers everything you need to know to confidently tackle-and pass-the big exam.
  

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Contents

Introduction
So You Want toBe a Firefighter?GetReady Chapter 1 Getting the Lowdown ontheJob ofFirefighter
Finding
Chapter
Preparing for the NonWritten Tests
Gearing Up to Take the Test The Written Exam
Answering Different Types of Questions Findingdetails questions
Questions
Solving Algebraic Equations
Ratios
Mechanical Aptitude Knowing the Nuts andBolts of Machines
Acing the National Firefighter Selection Inventory Test
Appreciating problem sensitivity questions
Practice NFSI Questions
Answers and Explanations
ACloser Lookat

Choosing the correct verb tense
Prepositions
Testing Your Observation and Memory
How to observe using
Answers and Explanations
Sizing Up YourSpatial OrientationSkills
Making Decisions Based on Reasoning and Judgment
Practice Reasoning and Judgment Questions
Performing Mathematical Calculations
Acing Your Oral Interview
Following Up After the Interview
Lung tests Giving some fluids Blood and urine tests
Practice Firefighter Exams
Understanding WhatHappens During the Psychological
Be Prepared
VisitLocal Fire Departments Volunteer
Show Respect for theJob Demonstrate Integrity
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About the author (2011)

Stacy L. Bell is responsible for the development and validation of testing instruments for Fire & Police Selection, Inc. Tracey Vasil Biscontini, founder, president, and CEO of Northeast Editing, Inc., is a test-preparation development specialist. Lindsay Rock, managing editor at Northeast Editing, Inc., is a former firefighter.

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