Date: January 08, 2015 Author: Brandon Winters

A Firefighter I exam is given to newly educated firefighters who are looking for their first position within the fire department. Much of the information in a Firefighting I exam focuses on the essentials of firefighting, along with some additional subjects that all firefighters should be familiar with. For many firefighters, passing a Firefighter I exam is the first step toward achieving career goals. When they use the following study strategies, their goals come closer to being a reality.

For more information about the test taking strategies below and others, check out Exam Prep for Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Ed., available from Firebooks.  

Use a Comprehensive Study Guide

A comprehensive study guide is one that covers the essential information that anyone in the Firefighter I position must know, and offers numerous practice questions to help candidates prepare for the test. When choosing a study guide, try to select one that has the types of questions that the test will feature, such as multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, short answer, and more. Answering these questions leading up to the test will help you prepare for a successful outcome.   

Choose a Firefighter I and Firefighter II Study Guide

Firefighter I and Firefighter II information is often contained in a single book. This is because people who pass the Firefighter I exam typically take the Firefighter II exam not long after. Selecting a study guide that contains Firefighter I and Firefighter II information will help you prepare for your Firefighter I exam, and help you prepare for your Firefighter II exam when the time arrives. Getting a study guide that addresses Firefighter I and II helps you save money.

Find Time to Study Every Day

Unless you have a photographic memory, you better not wait until the last minute to study for your exam. The more time you spend on studying, the more the information soaks in, and the easier it is to recall on test day. You may have had some success cramming for tests in high school, but this is your career we are talking about. Not only do you need to pass the test; you also need to retain its information. Studying daily leading up to test day will help you achieve both goals.  

Take Several Practice Tests

Taking practice tests helps increase your confidence when taking the real test. It will also help you finish the majority of the test quickly and give you time to return to questions you skipped over. Although you can’t take a practice test that completely mirrors the real one, the tests will nonetheless help prepare you for the testing mindset and allow you to record your time from the start of a practice test to the end. The more practice tests you take before test day, the better.

Get the Best Materials from Firebooks

f you are studying for your first test, you may feel a little nervous, but rest assured: by taking the steps above, you will have the knowledge and test practice that you need to succeed. If you’re looking to give yourself the ultimate advantage and be truly prepared, order Exam Prep for Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Ed., from our online store today.

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