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    Default Math on the written test

    Well math is for sure not my thing. I was wondering what kind of equations you need to know for the written exam.

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    Exam for what?

    Most firefighter entrance exams have little or no math involved... for promotional exams, you have to learn the formulas for such things as GPM, nozzle reaction, friction loss, elevation, etc.
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    one of the first things you have to do to be hired is write a aptitude test. I was a little scared of the math part but if it does not have much to do with math than im happy

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    Default You got some work to do-

    From the test I have taken, simple to moderate
    algebra. Fractions, percentages and converting
    decimals, etc. The CPS www.cps.ca.gov
    Firefighter test is NOT easy. It also has
    mechanical questions as well. Here is some other
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    #1. Go to www.firebooks.com

    #2. Type "math" in the search box and
    watch what comes up.

    #3. Order what you need.


    Also, I would check out www.eatstress.com
    There are some "where are you stuck?"
    items there,

    -Bou
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    for sure gonna have to order something like that when I get some extra money on me

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    The test that my department uses is written by McCann Assoc. It was very mechanically oriented. There is some math and a number of puzzle type questions, like how would these 2-D pieces fit together. There are also questions involving gears. If one big one is turning clockwise, which way would the one seven gears away be spinning and how fast. The worst thing about this test is the answers. It has many questions where the answers are:
    A) 1 and 2 are right
    B) 3 and 4 are right
    C) All are correct
    D) All are incorrect

    Just pay attention to the question and give the BEST answer because more than one may really be right, just not what they want.

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    I am more worried about the math than anything to become a firefighter

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    Math on most written entry exams is pretty basic. The "Standard and Asssociates" tets is very easy....9x5+(7-3)...."a fire truck leaves the station at 40mph, how long will it take them, to get 6 miles.......stuff like that..good luck..Driver/operator math is a little more in depth.

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    Default Formulas

    For the math or word comprehension, candidates tell us the Firefighter Entrance Hand Book is the best. For math, you only need to know about twelve formulas. Those formulas are in this book. Once you have the formulas down, you just plug in the numbers or convert the word math problems into the formula and you can't be fooled. Once you gorilla your way through the 279 pages, your score will be higher. One candidate told us it made his head hurt, but he got hired in Seattle.

    You can find more on testing secrets in the Career Article section from the Jobs drop down menu just above this posting.

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