Basic Skills Review

Think you have what it takes to become a firefighter? The job requires more than physical strength and stamina. Today’s professional firefighter must also be well-versed in chemistry, mathematics, grammar and reasoning, among other skills. Firefighters Bookstore has a complete line of guides and materials that will reinforce existing skills and help your squad master new information necessary for firefighter qualifications.

Among the collection’s highlights:

  • Practical Problems in Mathematics for Emergency Services is the only book that specifically addresses the math used in emergency services-related jobs. Problems are featured to develop math skills within the context of how they will be used at work.

Mechanical Aptitude & Spacial Relations Tests
  • Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Testsis designed to prepare squads for the technical portion of fire service exams. Many practice problems, plus explanatory answers at the ends of each chapter, are augmented with detailed pictorials, study techniques and test-taking strategies.

  • For the Record: Report Writing for Fire Servicesoffers guidelines for producing  reports. This overview presents the general features of reports and the steps to be taken in producing them. Good for self-study or as a class workbook.

  • The Chemical History of a Candlewas originally published in 1861. The lectures presented were addressed to a group of young scholars at the Royal Institution in London in 1860. Author Michael Faraday chose this subject because, as he explained, "There is not a law under which this universe is governed which does not come into play and is not touched upon in these phenomena."

  • Improve Your Writing for Work, 2nd Editionoffers practice exercises and explanations to help gauge writing progress. Includes writing samples to quickly improve writing skills. Skills covered include how to revise and edit documents, make documents stand out from the crowd, craft readable memos that get results, write letters that will impress, create and send effective email messages, and more.

Whether you’re trying to become a firefighter or you’re a working fireman looking to improve your firefighter qualifications, you’ve come to the right place. The Firefighters Bookstore is the ultimate firefighting and emergency responder resource, serving the first responder communities for over a quarter of a century. Our selections are carefully curated and unmatched by any other outlet. Our books, videos, CD-ROMS and other materials are the perfect gift for those working in the field, but we also have a fantastic selection of books for family and fire buffs interested in the profession. Improve Your Writing For Work, 2nd Ed.

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