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Understanding Written Material

The Canadian Firefighter reading comprehension section has 30 reading comprehension questions. Below is a detailed list of the types of reading questions that generally appear on the Canadian Firefighter test.

  • Draw logical conclusions
  • Make predictions
  • Analyze passages to solve problems or identify sequences
  • Vocabulary – Give the definition of a word from context
  • Summarize
  • Identify specific facts or details from a passage and distinguish facts and details.


Basic Math

The Mathematics section covers,

  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Percent
  • Metric conversion
  • Percentages
  • Word problems




Understanding Oral Information

This section includes,

  • Answering questions about specific facts in an oral passage
  • Making inferences from information in an oral passage


Mechanical Aptitude

The Mechanical Aptitude section includes

  • Reading gauges
  • Reading maps
  • Visualizing floor plans and houses
  • Following direction on given maps
  • Gears, levers and mechanical devices



Judgement and Reasoning

Judgment and Reasoning questions are common sense questions that do not require any special knowledge.


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Date Published: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Date Modified: Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

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