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(FSI) FIREFIGHTER SELECTION, INC. (FSI)
TEST-TAKING STRATEGIES

The FSI study guide you received at sign-up has over 100 pages of fire-related subjects that you must memorize. All the questions for the test are taken from these pages. The more prepared you are, the better your score will be. Remember that luck goes to the prepared! Many fire applicants have a false sense of security thinking these type of examinations that have study guides are easy. Nothing could be further from the truth. These examinations are difficult and will take a large amount of time to prepare for. Listed below are some strategies that we suggest you follow to increase your score:

• When you first receive this study guide, you might feel it is overwhelming – don’t let it be. The key is to tackle each subject individually.
• Start by reading the entire study guide from start to finish to give you a general idea of what is contained in the different testing subjects.
• Your next step should be to go back to the first subject. Read it over. When you are finished, read it over again, this time highlighting and underlining all important information. You have now read the first testing subject three times. Repeat this for each testing subject.
• For additional preparation, we suggest that you now make flashcards of all the important statements in the study guide, especially areas where you answered incorrectly. For example, under the subject of aerial ladders it states, “Aerial ladders are normally available in 65’, 75’, 85’ and 100’ lengths.” On the front of the card, you would write, “Aerial ladders are normally available in what lengths?” On the back of the card, write “65’, 75’, 85’ and 100’ lengths.” You can do this for each of the statements that you highlighted and underlined in each testing subject.
• If you are dedicated to scoring well on the exam, you should make up between 250-500 flashcards.
• Another study tip is to make audiotapes. Take the practice examination and/or flashcard questions and read them into a cassette tape, pausing 2-3 seconds after each question before you state the answer. Do not read the answer choices from the practice examination questions in your audiotape. This will help increase your knowledge of the material. Think of all the time you spend in your car that could be used for additional study time.
• You can also use your cassette tapes when you need a break from reading the study guide.
• You may want to try and form study groups of people who are also taking the examination, but be sure that the people in your study group are serious about studying for the examination and aren’t just going to use you to increase their score because they didn’t adequately prepare.
 

From a candidate: I test next week and am studying very hard. We are given the 131 page 7th edition Candidate Test Preparation Manual for Entry-Level Firefighters put out by FSI (Firefighter Selection, Inc.) So far I've read it three times. I decided to go hunting for a practice exam and found that they do in fact offer a seventy question exam online for 15 bucks.
 

http://www.fireselection.com/onlinetests.html
 

I thought that was a bit pricey, but I went ahead and paid it because I want to see what I will be facing. I am incredibly glad I did. I made a 78. Yikes! A lot of the questions covered a lot of the irrelevant statistics that I had not paid any attention to and now I am going to go back and memorize them all. I am assuming that ours is not the only city that uses the FSI exam.
 

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