FE 402 Fire Engineer - Driver/Operator Test

Time Limit: 2 hours Number of Questions: 100

$15.20 Agency Member Price

$16.00 Non-Member Price

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This is a new version of the FE 302. The version you will want to order depends on the reading list that was posted to your applicants. Prior to ordering this test, ensure that the reading list provided was for the FE 400 Series.

The FE series was designed to assess whether candidates have the competencies to perform successfully as a fire engineer-driver/operator. FE 402 contains eight subtests, all of which are listed below along with examples of the competencies they assess.

  1. Knowledge of Pumping Operations. Ensure candidates know how to engage and operate a fire pump; how to maintain and adjust proper water pressure, volumes and flow rates; and how to deliver water supplies as requested.

  2. Ability to Operate Emergency Vehicles and Related Equipment. This section tests candidates’ ability to transport firefighters and to drive and position, operate and maneuver vehicles and equipment to and from scenes safely and efficiently.

  3. Knowledge of Hydraulics/Characteristics of Water. Candidates should have a good understanding of the properties and characteristics of water as related to pump operations.

  4. Knowledge of Water Supply Procedures. Knowledge of water supply systems and the means of getting water to the incident scene is critical to the job of fire engineer-driver/operator.

  5. Knowledge of Basic Firefighting Concepts. Ensure your candidates understand how to handle different fire situations and types of fires, and that they know how fires start and spread.

  6. Knowledge of Firefighting Operations. A well-rounded fire engineer-driver/operator understands all aspects of firefighting, including ventilation, rescue, and hose operations.

  7. Knowledge of Pumper Maintenance. The knowledge needed to utilize, properly care for and maintain pumpers and pump assemblies and troubleshoot problems with fire pumps on the fireground are necessary for success as a fire engineer-driver/operator.

  8. Ability to Perform Basic Mathematical Calculations. This section tests candidates’ ability to perform basic mathematical operations including those involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.