Jennifer and Nathan are aspiring firefighter students. They’ve met all the entrance requirements. They have great recommendations. All that stands between them and a great job is success on the Firefighter Exam.

Jennifer had always been a good student. She did okay on tests like the SAT and figured the Firefighter would be like that. Besides, she heard that you couldn’t really prepare for the Firefighter exam. She fit in some studying (in between her favorite TV shows). But as the test date approached, she got a nagging feeling that she should be doing more. When she got her scores, Jennifer had been proficient in some areas, but scored very low in English which had always been one of her strongest subjects. She was also surprised at how unprepared she was for the Science section.

Nathan, on the other hand, knew he had never been a great test taker. In fact, he had always found them stressful.  He had to work very hard to get the grades he got. He knew that “seeing” what the test looked like would boost his confidence. Armed with practice tests and a focused study guide, Nathan quickly realized he knew more than he thought and was able to focus on the areas where he needed help. When he took the test, he scored proficient or higher in every area and confidently took the next step towards realizing his dream of becoming a firefighter.

Why did Nathan succeed when Jennifer struggled, and how can you ensure that you have that same success?

With the Right Preparation, You can Pass the Firefighter First Try!

The Firefighter  is not a test of general knowledge. That’s the common trap that the “Jennifer’s” fall into. They think that it’s simply about what they know. As a result, they rely on what they’ve already learned.

And that’s why many students, even ones who make the Honor roll, frequently do not achieve the scores they need the first time they take the Firefighter exam. And some, unfortunately, never do.


The Firefighter exam is specifically designed to identify students who are likely to succeed in the tough and demanding job as a firefighter. It tests your ability to apply the critical thinking skills that you will need to use every day. You need to know how to apply what you’ve learned to the questions being asked. That requires a different way of studying. One that’s tailored to material you’ll find on the actual test.

In our fictional example, Jennifer may still reach her goal, but she will have spent more time than she needed to. On the other hand Nathan, by realizing his strengths and weaknesses, was applying critical thinking to her test preparation. As a result, he met his goal the first time.


At Complete Test Preparation, Inc., we specialize in creating study aids that are painstakingly designed to the specific test you are preparing for. Members of our team combine years of teaching experience, with experienced writers and editors, all with advanced degrees (Masters or higher)

As a result, we can offer several important benefits as you prepare to take the Firefighter exam.

Study Smarter, Not Harder!

Like any test, your degree of success on the Firefighter test depends largely on knowing how to study for it. Now, I’m not talking about burning the candle at both ends. In fact, our goal is to have you studying less not more. Nor are we asking you to spend hundreds of dollars on study guides. Our material is available for a less than the cost of a good pair of running shoes … more on that in a moment.

Practice Makes Perfect

Nathan understood the same thing that many successful Firefighter test takers understand. The more questions you see, the more likely you are to pass the test. And between our study guide and practice tests, you’ll have over 250 practice questions that cover every category. You can fine-tune your knowledge in areas where you feel comfortable and be more efficient in improving your problem areas.

Our test has been developed by our dedicated team of experts. All the material in the study guide, including every practice question, is designed to engage the critical thinking skills that are needed to pass the Firefighter Exam. They will not be the exact same questions you’ll find on the exam, but they are similar.

And like the Firefighter exam, the practice tests are weighted differently so you will be exposed to questions in all areas.

Yes, I Want To Do Everything I Can To Pass My Firefighter Test On The First Try! How Do I Get Started?

Simply click on the link provided to take your first step towards your dream of becoming a firefighter.

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Getting Started
How this study guide is organized 7
The Canadian Firefighter 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