Common Subjects on Firefighter Tests include:
- Oral Comprehension
- Mathematical and Numerical Aptitude
- Written and Reading Comprehension
- Situational Judgement and Human Relations
- Map Reading & Mechanical Aptitude
- Spatial Reasoning
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Written aptitude test coaching can prepare the candidate for the following recruitment testing companies and types using various practice tests and study material
OFAI Ontario Fire Administration Inc. National Fire Select Test NFST or FACT Style Format Testing
The Firefighter Aptitude and Character Test is used by OFAI – Ontario Fire Administration Inc., that takes place at FESTI Training Academy, on the Pearson Airport fireground location. This is considered a Level 1 test as part of the recruitment application process within this training facility.
The entry-level firefighter written test consists of two sections: a general aptitude test and a personal characteristics section. The FACT™ consists of 110 multiple-choice test items. The FACT™ is weighted: 45% aptitude measures and 55% character measures. The constructs measured by the FACT™ include: Reading Ability, Mathematical Reasoning, Map Reading, Writing Ability, Personal Characteristics—to include: interpersonal skills, teamwork, commitment, honesty, integrity, emotional stability.
Gledhill Shaw Candidate Testing Services – CPS Entry Level Exam
Gledhill/Shaw Enterprise Ltd. is a major provider for operations firefighter assessments for various Fire Departments across the country. This CPS test is typically used by not only fire departments, but private testing agencies such as Firefighter Services of Ontario Ltd. This is a multiple-choice aptitude test which has up to 100 questions in 4-5 different areas, depending on the fire service.
Occupational Screening – OS Firefighter Candidate Recruitment Test
This test assesses your knowledge, skills, and aptitudes necessary to succeed as a firefighter in today’s environment. Many of these tests will have emergency response scenarios, math and mechanical sections, interpersonal, situational judgement and workplace-related questions.
NTN National Testing Network – Entry Level Firefighter Video Testing
This FireTEAM Test is created by the National Testing Network (NTN) and is used by only a handful of fir services in the country. This test is a virtual training program consisting of videos. The test will consist of video-answer components where the candidate will watch a video scenario, and then answer multiple choice questions based on what is seen within the areas of interpersonal relations, ethics, situational judgement and workplace-related questions.
SJT Situational Judgement Tests
Entry Level Firefighter – Situational Judgement Tests assess your ability to choose the most appropriate action in workplace situations. These assessments are designed to assess how you would handle situations that you could encounter in the job you are applying for. Decision making ability in the areas of honesty, integrity, interpersonal skills, teamwork and professionalism are important aspects covered within this assessment.
Fire Department Custom Testing (NFPA/IFSTA Firefighter Tests)
Many fire service custom tests will include content from the IFSTA Fire Service study manuals, Jones & Bartlett textbook, fire department information and local landmarks that will need to be reviewed prior to taking this entry-level firefighter test.