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    Default Las Vegas Fire Exam

    Firefighter Recruitment (F.I.R.E.S. 2006)

    The cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas will be accepting applications for the position of Firefighter Trainee during the period of October 17 through November 17, 2005 at Las Vegas City Hall, Human Resources, 400 Stewart Ave, on the corner of North Las Vegas Boulevard and Stewart Avenue.

    This recruitment will involve a highly competitive process that includes a written exam scheduled for January 25, 2006 and a pass/fail physical ability test scheduled for mid-March 2006. Early preparation for the written and physical ability exams is a must.

    Experience and Training Requirements

    Age: 18 years or older on the date of application.
    Experience: Some firefighting experience is desirable.
    Training: Equivalent to graduation from high school. College level course work in fire science, fire administration, or a related field is desirable.

    License, Certificate and Special Requirements:

    Possession of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic certificate on the date of job offer. If the applicant does not have his or her EMT certification at the time of offer, applicant can produce it by fax, hand delivery or mail within one week.
    Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license on the date of application.
    Must meet current physical condition requirement on the date of appointment.


    Go to the link below for additional exam info

    http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/Apply/jobs.htm



    Please continue to visit the F.I.R.E.S. website or call the F.I.R.E.S. Hot Line at (702) 392-2774 for recruitment updates.
    For questions, you may also contact City of Las Vegas F.I.R.E.S.


    For those of you that are preparing for this exam go to the link below for exam prep info

    http://www.fireprep.com/cities_of_la..._north_la.html

    www.fireprep.com
    www.firemanemtparamedic.com
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    Any word on how many they will be looking to hire, or how long the list will last? Also, how many were there for the last test? This is my dream department and Ill be down there right away for this one. Any info would be great. Thanks

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    As stated earlier, this test puts you on an eligibility list for BOTH City of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas.

    North Las Vegas hired 28 off of the last test. I'm not sure about Las Vegas.

    Go to the city website. Buy the FSI 8th edition book and also buy the practice test from www.fireprep.com.

    I also recommend a book called "Smoke your firefighter interview", buy it online: www.smokeyourffinterview.com


    Good luck.

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    Already got the 8th edition and the test booklet and have been hitting them hard. Also got Capt. Bobs book.

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    last test for vegas i tested with over 2,000 people and they were only taking 30 people if my memory is right. let's just say that no matter how much experience you have unless you get 100 percent on the written you aren't moving on to the physical. veteran's preference doesn't help if you don't do perfect on the test either.

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    Awesome thanks for the info and advice, but gotta go hit those books even harder now.

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    Default Questions about veags test format

    Is the vegas test a CPS type (SAT type) civil service test? By that I mean, is it just a reading comprehension, math, mechanical and maybe a listening section type test, or does it actually ask ems, fire specific questions where you must have studied the material ahead of time?

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    Go to the Las Vegas fire rescue website. Buy the FSI 8th edition book and also buy the practice test from www.fireprep.com. The test is about 80 questions that are over book and 20 additional questions of math and mechanical aptitude.

    I also recommend a book called "Smoke your firefighter interview", buy it online: www.smokeyourffinterview.com

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    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.

    • 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.

    . It cannot be emphasized enough – the more preparation and studying you do, the higher your score and ranking will be on the eligibility list.


    Additional prep can be found at the link below.

    http://www.fireprep.com/firefighter_...inc___fs1.html

    www.fireprep.com
    www.firemanemtparamedic.com
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