Date: July 02, 2015 Author: Brandon Winters

Over the course of their career, many firefighters take several types of exams, including: class exams, certification tests and promotional tests. The exam prep resources that firefighters need to pass these milestones naturally depend on the exam in question. However, there are certain features of study resources that should apply to all cases. Regardless of why you need an exam prep resource, choosing one that has the following characteristics is highly beneficial.

Hundreds of Questions

Because firefighting exams can be quite comprehensive, especially when they deal with a specific subject area, such as introduction to fire origin and cause, using a resource that has hundreds of questions is only sensible. Not all of the questions you answer may be on the exam, but knowing how to answer them can help to benefit your performance in field operations.    

Cross-Referenced Answers

The questions in your study guide should be cross-referenced with the parent text from which information for the answers was taken. For example, our exam prep resource is cross-referenced with IFSTA's Introduction to Fire Origin and Cause, 4th Edition. Cross-referenced questions help you gain a better understanding of the subject matter.  

The Latest Information

Studying for a firefighting exam is similar to studying for a graduate school exam. The scope of the test differs from year to year to provide the most up-to-date information, and to ensure that the previous round of test takers don’t provide the next round of test takers with answers. Ideally, you should choose a study resource that was published in 2014 or 2015.  

Computer-Based Format

An exam prep resource that is computer-based (e.g., CD-ROM format or flash drive format) allows you study for exams by using a computer interface to answer practice questions, which can make it easier to study while on the go. Many computer-based study resources also give you the option of printing out questions to help simulate the classroom test taking environment.

Approved by Instructor

Before you invest in a study resource for introduction to fire origin and cause or another subject, it’s a good idea to ask your instructor whether the exam prep resource you plan to use would prepare you for the exam you will take. Some instructors go the extra mile and suggest exam prep resources. Even when they don’t, it is still a good idea to ask for a recommendation.

Need Exam Prep Resources?

If so, check out our great selection of test study resources. In our inventory, you will find exam prep resources that focus on everything from introduction to fire origin and cause to driving and operating pumping and aerial apparatuses. What’s more, many of our prep resources come in DVD format or flash drive format, allowing you to use them on your home computer, laptop, and smart tablet. Visit Firebooks today, and order the exam prep resources you need to succeed!

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