FF-EL 201-NC (TIP) Entry-Level Firefighter Test

Time Limit: 2 hours test + 20 minutes for TIP Number of Questions: 100

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$15.00 Non-Member Price

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FF-EL 201-NC contains five subtests, which are listed below along with some of the competencies they assess.

  1. Ability to Learn, Remember and Apply Information. Utilizes what is sometimes called a “miniature training” format, designed to assess candidates’ ability to read, understand, remember and apply information presented to them.
  2. Reading Comprehension. Consists of reading passages, typically one paragraph in length, followed by questions testing comprehension.
  3. Firefighter Interest Questionnaire. Questions in this section are designed to assess personality and interest as related to the job of a firefighter.
  4. Logic and Mathematical Reasoning. Requires candidates to solve problems using logical reasoning ability and to answer several questions involving the reading of basic mathematical tables, the application of formulas, reading of gauges and dials, and the selection of appropriate equipment.
  5. Situational Judgment. Candidates are required to demonstrate a range of abilities including cooperativeness, the ability to work effectively with others, the ability to be a “team player,” conscientiousness, thoroughness, and good work habits.

FF-EL 201-NC also includes a TIP, which stands for Test Information Packet. TIPs were designed to assess candidates’ ability to learn, remember, and apply new information. Some of the material is written (e.g., work related articles and facts), and some is visual (e.g., “Wanted Posters", maps). TIPs are an essential, timed part of the tests they accompany. They are distributed and collected (after a study period) prior to handing out the test booklets.

FF-EL 201-NC also includes a non-cognitive component (NC): the Firefighter Interest Questionnaire. Non-cognitive components provide you with a more complete assessment of your candidates while also lowering adverse impact.

FF-EL 201-NC Content Items
Ability to Learn, Remember and Apply Information 35
Reading Comprehension 15
Firefighter Interest Questionnaire 20
Logic and Mathematical Reasoning 17
Situational Judgment 13
Total 100

Need more assessment?

Consider using a writing skill measurement, the FF-RCE.