Fire Promotional Tests & Assessments

Fire Promotional Tests & Assessments

Identifying the future leaders of your department is a critical task. Utilizing FPSI’s promotional exams as the first step in this process will ensure that your future chief officers possess the critical knowledge needed for the job. Choose from our stock test options or customize the test to fit your testing needs, for any rank, to include an array of nationally-published fire materials such as IFSTA, NFPA, etc. FPSI also offers items that measure emotional intelligence and human relations skills that can be added into your promotional test. Additionally, our consultants are skilled item-writers who can customize your test further by including items developed from your department-specific SOPs, SOGs, and other training materials. Contact us today for your promotional testing questions and needs!

For a Current List of Reading Source Editions, click here:  Fire Promotional Reading Sources

Human Relations-Critical Incidents—NEW!

As a way of ensuring that your company officers possess the necessary human relations skills required to successfully supervise and manage their employees and to respond to various public safety calls, consider incorporating our newly developed and validated emotional intelligence (EQ) items into your promotional written test.

FPSI worked with Company Officers who identified actual critical incidents that a candidate is likely to face on the job, and which require critical human relations skills. Including these items into the promotional written test will allow departments to measure skills and abilities such as:

  • The ability to maintain patience, tact, and courtesy when dealing with crew members and the public.
  • Effective teamwork techniques, including skills to accept, understand and follow orders, to work and live harmoniously with co-workers and to consistently follow-through on routine or specially assigned duties.
  • Decision-making ability to carry out assignments in an effective manner with minimal supervision.
  • The ability to effectively work with a variety of people from various backgrounds and ranks.
  • The ability to be committed to the department and have allegiance to its core values and mission. Dedicated and committed to the job and other firefighters and fire officers.
  • The ability to demonstrate truthfulness to self and others even in the face of severe consequences.
  • Willingness to remain calm under pressure or heavy workloads, not easily given to hostility, anxiousness, or vulnerability. Willingness to make sensible decisions under pressure.
  • The ability to be consistent and reliable with ones behaviors, principles, values, ethics and morals.
  • The ability to maintain respect for other’s emotional needs following a crisis.
  • The ability to maintain honesty and integrity while on duty and off duty.
  • The ability to maintain respect for deceased victims and their family members.
  • The ability to represent public relations and the public perception of the department’s image.
  • Willingness to be resourceful, goal-oriented, and proactive in bringing tasks to completion.
  • The ability to maintain discipline, morale, and respect of subordinates.

Fire Promotional Assessment Package

After numerous requests from clients, Fire & Police Selection, Inc. (FPSI) has developed an assessment package for selecting candidates for officer-level ranks. The Fire Promotional Assessment includes a job analysis package, multiple-choice written test, three assessment exercises, assessor training materials, and assessment center administration guides.

All the materials and information needed to conduct an examination for this critical position are included. This package has been used by departments recruiting Fire Captains, Fire Lieutenants and Battalion Chiefs.

The Fire Promotional package features:

  • A comprehensive job analysis package to identify and document the critical knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to succeed at an officer level position.

  • A written test based on the most widely used sources (IFSTA manuals and Incident Command Systems.)

  • Assessment exercises designed to assess critical abilities such as leadership, judgment, communication, interpersonal skills, and incident command.