# Thread: San Antonio FD hiring

1. ## San Antonio FD hiring

San Antonio Fire Department will soon be accepting applications for this year's entrance exam to be held on August 1st. No prior experience/certs necessary, if hired you will go through SAFD's drill school to get your certs. SAFD is looking to hire possibly up to 80 cadets this year. Good luck!

Official info HERE

2. Don McNea Fire School once again will conducting prep classes for the 2005 San Antonio, Texas Fire Exam. Classes will be held the third or fourth weekend of July. Go to our website at www.fireprep.com and register your e-mail to keep up to date with the lastest seminar info.

The testing subjects for the exam will:

Memorization
Visualization
Spatial Orientation
Written Comprehension
Written Expression
Information Ordering
Problem Sensitivity
Deductive Reasoning
Inductive Reasoning

The City of San Antonio recruitment website has again recommended ' The Encyclopedia of Firefighter Examinations' to help you begin preparing for the exam before we conduct our seminar.

It can be found at www.fireprep.com under entry level products.

Good Luck !!!

Since 1950, Don McNea Fire School has prepared over 40,000 fire applicants with our entry level seminars and products. Fireprep.com has over 250 pages of FREE information and career articles to help you reach your goal of becoming a firefighter.

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3. The following test taking strategy will help those taking the upcoming San Antonio,Texas fire exam. Good luck !!

TEST-TAKING STRATEGY FOR DEDUCTIVE REASONING

Deductive reasoning measures your ability to apply general rules or regulations to specific situations. You will be presented with general Fire Department rules and regulations and then asked to apply them to specific situations.

Deductive Reasoning is the opposite of Inductive Reasoning. Deductive reasoning starts with a general statement. In Deductive Reasoning you go from the general statement to a particular fact or conclusion.

The Deductive Reasoning questions on the firefighter exam will not be such a rigid exercise in logic. They will deal with situations more complex than the neat world of geometry. But the Deductive Reasoning questions will follow the basic pattern of going from general statements to conclusions. In the "fact pattern" or "stem" of the question, you will find the general statement. It will be some kind of rule. The answer choices will be specific actions. One of them should be a valid example of how that rule would be applied in a concrete situation. For instance, the question could state a general rule that fire trucks should not be positioned so close to a fire that they could be damaged by flying debris or heat from the fire. The question might then give a description of a fire and tell you what direction the wind is blowing towards. Then the question may ask you what side of the fire the truck should be farthest from. In evaluating the individual answer choices, you should be asking yourself, "Is this an accurate example of the general statement?"

When answering questions like these, pay attention to any limits or exceptions to the rule. The rule may be in effect only at certain times or under certain circumstances. For instance, a rule might apply only when there are several fire trucks at a fire scene. Or a rule might apply only at night, not in the daytime. And watch out for exceptions. A rule might apply to most firefighters but not to those assigned to certain duties, e.g., all firefighters might be required to wear a uniform, but fire marshals might be an exception. A rule might apply all the time but still with exceptions, e.g., a rule might forbid using the fire truck to go out to purchase food for the meal in the firehouse but it might be allowed to stop for food on the way back to the firehouse from other duties. So, you need to be asking yourself:

1. Are there are limits to when the rule applies?

2. Are there any limits to who is covered by the rule?

3. Are there any authorized exceptions to the rule?

If there are limits or exceptions to rule, you may find them highlighted by certain words in the question. The usual key words to denote exceptions to rules are: except, unless, and if or when... Circle or underline these key words when you are reading rules.

Apart from authorized exceptions stated in the question itself, do not make exceptions. Your task is to apply the rule, not to question it or excuse anybody from following it. In picking answer choices, apply rules rigidly.

As far as the firefighter exam is concerned, Deductive Reasoning is somewhat similar to Information Ordering. But Information Ordering has more to do with following, in proper order, step by step procedures. Deductive Reasoning is more the ability to recognize a correct concrete example of a general rule.

1. Pay attention to steps which may be taken in definite order.

2. Pay attention to when the rule or procedure is enforced.

3. Pay particular attention to any exceptions.

Since 1950, Don McNea Fire School has prepared over 40,000 fire applicants with our entry level seminars and products. Fireprep.com has over 250 pages of FREE information and career articles to help you reach your goal of becoming a firefighter.

Go to www.fireprep.com and register for our free fireprep e-mail newsletter that currently has over 14,000 subscribers

4. For those of you that are interested in taking the San Antonio fire exam and want to dramatically increase your exam results. Go to www.fireprep.com and click on San Antonio firefighter exam seminar. Good luck!!!

Since 1950, Don McNea Fire School has prepared over 40,000 fire applicants with our entry level seminars and products. Fireprep.com has over 250 pages of FREE information and career articles to help you reach your goal of becoming a firefighter.

Go to www.fireprep.com and register for our free fireprep e-mail newsletter that currently has over 14,000 subscribers

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