Barron's Firefighter Candidate Exams, 8th Edition

Barron's Firefighter Candidate Exams, 8th Edition

by James J. Murtagh, Darryl Haefner

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Overview

This revised and updated manual presents practice exams similar to those given to firefighter candidates in cities and communities across America.

The book opens with a description of the firefighter’s role, the important terminology he or she must understand, and the physical, medical, and written tests that every candidate must be able to pass for qualification. General advice and information for prospective firefighters includes physical fitness standards, and learning to recognize and correct weaknesses in visualization, spatial orientation, and more.

A brand-new chapter in this edition covers mechanical reasoning, which today’s firefighter must be able to command. Features that follow include:

  • A preliminary diagnostic exam
  • Information on revised exams (CPAT)
  • Advice on what a successful firefighter candidate should do to prepare before taking the exam
  • Six full-length practice exams
  • All test questions answered and explained

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438008868
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Edition description: Eighth Edition
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 104,782
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword
Introduction
BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER
1. Overview
2. Examinations, Knowledge and Abilities
3. Physical Ability, Medical Examination, and Related Testing
4. Test Strategies
5. Diagnose Your Problem
6. Handling Recall, Visualization, and Spatial Orientation Questions
7. Understanding Reading and Verbal/Listening Comprehension Questions
8. Decision Making, Reasoning, and Problem Solving
9. Mathematics, Machines, Science, and Information
10. Mechanical Reasoning
11. Tools and Definitions
PRACTICE EXAMS
12. 50—Question Practice Exams
13.100—Question Practice Exams
A FINAL WORD
14.What to Do Immediately Before, During, and After the Exam
15.Fire Service Terminology
Index

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