The firefighter written exam is basically make or break — get a high score, and you will qualify for the next step in the hiring process. But get a low score and you can kiss that firefighting career goodbye, at least until the next exam is held.This is why many experts suggest you take several different tests in different municipalities. Do this and you will not only get a good idea of what to expect, you will build your self-confidence.The examinationOn the average, a written firefighter examination takes about 3 1/2 hours. It will most likely include seven or more different kinds of questions. Here are the most typical types:1. Recalling, visualizing, and spatial orientation questions.2. Reading and verbal/listening comprehension questions3. Questions on understanding and applying basic mathematics and science4. Questions relating to tools and equipment5. Questions about dealing with people
How to Become a Firefighter - Typical Firefighter Written Exams