Most common Canadian firefighters tests

FF EL 100 Series
FF EL 200 Series
FF EL 300 Series
Fire and Police Selection (FPSI)
Comprehensive Exam Battery (CEB)
Practice Skills Test (PST)
Occupational Specific (OS Test)

Test Content

All the above test are broadly similar with a few variations.   Most tests have 100 multiple choice questions covering the following areas:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Writing
  • Basic Math (Arithmetic, fractions, decimals, simple geometry)
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Map Reading
  • Logical and mathematical reasoning ability (drawing inferences, word problems)
  • Spatial Sense


According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average (median) wages are earned in Alberta at $47.27 per hour and the lowest average (median) wages are earned in Montreal – Quebec at $32.00 per hour.

A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $75,000 – $105,000.

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Getting Started
How this study guide is organized 7
Making a Study Plan 7
Making a Study Schedule 8

Reading and Listening Comprehension
Self-Assessment 15
Answer Key 27
Help with Reading Comprehension 30
Main Idea and Supporting Details 33
Drawing Inferences And Conclusions 37

Self-Assessment 52
Answer Key 60
Metric Conversion – A Quick Tutorial 64
Fraction Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 66
Decimal Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 71
Converting Decimals to Fractions 71
Percent Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts 72
How to Answer Basic Math Multiple Choice 74
How to Solve Word Problems 78
Types of Word Problems 81

Mechanical Comprehension
Self-Assessment 93
Answer Key 98
Mechanical Comprehension Tutorials 100
Gears and Gear Trains 103

Practice Test Questions Set 1
Answer Key 155

Practice Test Questions Set 2
Answer Key 219


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