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Firefighter Exams (Barron's How to Prepare for the Firefighters Exam) [Paperback]

James J. Murtagh
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January 1, 2005 0764124056 978-0764124051 5
This updated test preparation manual contains five practice exams of 50 questions each, two 100-question practice tests, and a diagnostic exam, with all questions answered and explained. Practice exams include two recently given New York City Fire Department exams plus three composite exams that reflect tests given across the country. The author also provides a detailed explanation of the Physical Component that is part of every firefighter exam.


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In-depth Preparation Covers



Five practice exams of 50 questions each


Two 100-question practice tests


A diagnostic exam


All questions answered and explained


Detailed explanation of the exams’ Physical Abilities component


Overview of all components and requirements of the exam process

Product Details

  • Series: Barron's How to Prepare for the Firefighters Exam
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; 5 edition (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764124056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764124051
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 7.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #776,552 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Study Guide June 26, 2000
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This is an excellent selection for an aspiring firefighter. The book gives sample tests to test your skills and also will improve your skills in idle areas. My favorite part of the book is the sample test because after taking and grading the test I would know where I stand. And anything I had trouble on I could study up on. It also provides great information on the physical exam and essential guidlines for the content of the physical exam. It will let you train for the specific area's and concentrate on certain criteria. Overall this is an excellent book that will make your chances of becoming a paid firefighter greater.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More akin to what you may see on a test. April 28, 2005
Format:Paperback
I bought this book along with the Norman Hall book and the combo of the 2 worked well I think (I ended up with a job where I wanted). I took some different tests and for the most part if you study and know basic math, have some basic mechanical aptitude, etc., you should do fine. While Norman Hall's book is definitely more advanced in terms of the mechanic's and math, this is generally in line with what I saw on the test's. Not knowing what is going to be on the test though, I believe that the more info you have, the better, so I would buy both. If it moves you on to the next step, it was worth it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't use just one book October 19, 2006
Format:Paperback
DO NOT rely solely on this book! It is a good book for your arsenal but it is lacking in some areas. The math and tool sections are lacking in this book however the memorization sections are very good. Some of the diagrams and pictures in the book are too small and difficult to see! Don't get frustrated by some of the answers that don't match up to what is in the text. I have talked to many people who site bad answers in the key. Again buy at least two exam books and do ALL the practice tests. I suggest Norman Hall's in addition to this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Test April 18, 2014
By DaveF
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Bought it for my son. He found it useful but did say that some things covered on the tes was not int the prep book.. Needless to say he scored 99 on the test
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book but..... July 18, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Book was very relevant in the past for exams I haven't seen many test still using it today though if the test doesn't specify a book may be good. Most fire exams will tell you what books to study these days prior to the exam if not would not hurt to read through this book it helped me pass my first exam of many I have taken
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