Thread: written test

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    Arrow written test

    Hey Guys,

    I have applied to five different fire departments and I have
    taken the written test twice and have not passed it yet, I am srtuggling with the reading (main idea) questions and some mechanical apt. like which gears are turning what way.Any advice in what to do/


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    San Francisco Bay Area


    Having Trouble with the Written?

    "Luck is given to the prepared", Thomas Jefferson

    If you are having trouble passing the written test, try to find out what portion you are having problems with. Is it the math, mechanical, aptitude, or word comprehension? You donít need to take a college course to get ready.

    Still the top program for getting ready for the written test is the Encyclopedia of Firefighter Examinations from

    Of all the books out there for the mechanical aptitude, the ARCO Mech. Aptitude & Spatial Relations book will give you more than you will ever need.

    Try this approach. Instead of taking the sample tests in the written test books cold, go to the answers in the back and go through the first time with the answers. Then you'll know what they are looking for in the answers. It will cut your learning time. There are only so many ways they can ask a question on the same topic. You will get to the point where you can look at a question and go right to the answer. It will become scary.

    You can learn more on testing secrets in the career article section of this web site:

    "Nothing counts 'til you have the badge . . . Nothing!"

    Fire "Captain Bob"

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