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The name of the candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation.  Remember, the higher your score on the written examination, the higher your score group ranking will be.

No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve months!  It is absolutely imperative that you are well prepared for this examination!  

Now it's up to you - you can fall into two categories.  One is the 90% of fire applicants who never prepare for an examination and are extremely disappointed in their results.  Or, are you going to be in that 10% that starts preparing for the examination early and are confident, relaxed and ready to meet this very important testing challenge?  That 10% represents most fire applicants that get the job - those that really want it! 

The written examination for LA County will measure your reading comprehension, report interpretation, language skills and mechanical comprehension.  It will also include an examination on work orientation – this is where our exam prep will put you in the top percentile for the written exam!


Don McNea Fire School is the number one firefighter preparatory school in the country.  Since 1950, our seminars and entry-level products have successfully prepared over 40,000 applicants for firefighter examinations across the country.  We are now providing that same ultimate edge to the applicants for the Los Angeles County Firefighter Examination. 

125-Question Basic At-Home Preparatory Package

You will receive 125 in-depth, custom-designed multiple choice practice examination questions specifically developed for the following Los Angeles County Fire Exam testing subjects:

    « Reading Comprehension and Report Interpretation

    « Mechanical Aptitude Practice Examination. 

All of this is available for only $29.95 + $6.95 Priority Mail shipping/handling.  (All orders are shipped immediately via U.S. Priority Mail (2-3 days).   This package is also available for IMMEDIATE digital download – you save on shipping costs and can print the material at home to begin studying right away!

400-Question Gold Bonus Package!

Immediate Digital Download Available!

In our Gold Bonus Package, you will receive all the information contained in our Basic At-Home Preparatory Package as well as ALL of the following information:

    « 275 additional questions on the Los Angeles County Firefighter Examination testing subjects!

« Work Orientation This section of the written test measures your views about work-related situations and behaviors. For your Work Orientation exam, you will be tested on attributes such as conscientiousness, handling work pressure, getting along with others, integrity/trustworthiness and other areas. 

 Applicants are failing this type of examination across the country at a rate of 40-60%!   Why is that?  Because the number one failure on this type of examination is not knowing what information the examiner is looking for in this type of examination format. 

In our Work Orientation Practice Examination, we identify major personality traits and characteristics of a successful firefighter and we address specific reasons why candidates with excellent credentials are failing these type of exams. 

 We examine over 80 questions in the format of strongly agree, agree, not sure, disagree, strongly disagree from each of the key personality traits With each question, we provide you with suggested answers and explanations that put you in the mindset of what the examiners are looking for. 

Don't let the Work Orientation Examination stop you from reaching your goal of becoming an LA County firefighter!

    « We will also include FREE our top-scoring Test-Taking Strategies, Physical Agility Strategies, and Mechanical Strategies!

    « You will receive FREE our Watchlist of the Top 150 Fire Departments across the country, featuring addresses, phone numbers and website information so that you can keep current on when departments are giving firefighter examinations.

Remember that the higher your score on the written examination,

the higher your score group ranking will be!

Student Recommendations

  • "I purchased your workbook for the Las Vegas Fire Department.  Although the time left was very short and although I work two jobs, I was able to score 99% on the recent Las Vegas exam!  I have 13 years experience as a firefighter and engineer and in no way does my experience and education give me an advantage in the area of entrance exams because the days of the standard civil service exam seem to be over.  I find that the use of specialized study guides such as those you offer are imperative for one to be a viable candidate in today's highly competitive market.  Once again, thank you very much for a fine product and service." 
  • "Don McNea Fire School was extremely helpful in allowing me to score high on all levels of the Cincinnati Civil Service Examination.  I am the second in my family to have successful results by using your preparatory materials." 
  • "Amazing similarity between the test materials and the actual test.  Your practice examinations helped me to reach my goal of becoming a Los Angeles firefighter."

Your Opportunity!

Your investment in this package will actually be returned to you in your first two hours as a Los Angeles County firefighter!  When considering the cost of this preparatory package, view it as an investment in your future and the future of your family.  In the job market today, there are not many employment opportunities that offer the same competitive salary, benefits, and chance for advancement and job security as the career of a firefighter.  The County of Los Angeles offers an excellent compensatory package and is an outstanding municipality in which to be a firefighter.

Our Final Thoughts…

For those of you who have never purchased a Don McNea Fire School preparatory package before, we don't blame you for being skeptical.  What we can tell you is that by studying with our materials, you will dramatically increase your chances of being one of the firefighters hired by the County of Los Angeles.  Our successful results from across the nation since 1950 prove that!

We have been preparing applicants since 1950; this is what our business specializes in.  If you feel at this time that you are adequately prepared for this examination, we wish you the best of luck.  If you want that extra edge over your competition that our testing materials will provide, this prep package is for you!  And, remember that luck goes to the prepared!

Phone Orders

You may order the Los Angeles County Fire Examination Preparation Packages for IMMEDIATE shipment by calling toll-free 1-800-989-FIRE.  Regular package price is only $29.95 + $6.95 shipping (total $36.90) or $39.95 + $6.95 shipping for the 400-Question and Work Orientation Gold Package (total $46.90).  

All orders are shipped immediately via U.S. Priority Mail (2-3 days).  All Don McNea Fire School products contain a no-risk guarantee.  If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund 100% of product cost – no questions asked!

Internet Orders/Immediate Downloads Available!

These Los Angeles County Firefighter Exam Preparatory Packages are available for purchase online with the option of IMMEDIATE internet download!  You may order these packages for Priority Mail shipment to your address or you can purchase and download these packages to your computer.  If you choose to download the packages, you will save the cost of shipping/handling and receive your practice examinations IMMEDIATELY to print to your home computer so you can begin studying and gain that competitive edge over your competition! 

If you would like to IMMEDIATELY download the Los Angeles County Fire Exam Package, click below to place your order.  You will save shipping/handling costs and will be charged the following for the download:

 Los Angeles County Basic Preparatory Package Digital   $29.95

  Los Angeles County Gold Written Exam Package Digital   $39.95

If you would like to place your order and receive the Los Angeles County Fire Exam Package by Priority Mail (2-3 day mailing time), please click on your selection below:

 Los Angeles County Basic Preparatory Package   $29.95 + $6.95 shipping/handling

 Los Angeles County Gold Written Exam Package   $39.95 + $6.95 shipping/handling

Gold Written Examination Package Payment Plan

Due to the state of the economy, we are offering payment plans to make it as easy as possible for you to prepare for the Los Angeles County Firefighter Examination. 

Please click below if you would like to order the Gold Written Exam Package using payment plan:

Los Angeles County Gold Written Exam Package with IMMEDIATE digital download 2 pymts of $19.99

Los Angeles County Gold Written Exam Package with PRIORITY MAIL shipment 2 pymts of $23.45


Your LA County Exam will consist of an oral examination for the top-scoring applicants.  For those of you that truly want that competitive edge for the entire testing process and dramatically increase your chances of becoming a Los Angeles County Firefighter, we have put together an LA County Gold Written & Oral Examination Package which includes:

  • All of the information contained above in our written examination packages – over 400 questions specially designed for the Los Angeles County Written Examination!
  • 80-Question Work Orientation Practice Examination (regularly priced at $36.90 with s/h)
  • Top-scoring Test-taking Strategies, Physical Agility Strategies and Mechanical Aptitude Strategies
  • Top 150 Department Watchlist
  • Capt Bob's Entry-Level CD/DVD Oral Interview Program - the #1 oral entry-level exam prep in the country! (regularly priced at $56.95 with s/h). 
  • Capt Bob's Oral Interview Preparation

    This program has helped over 2,200 candidates get their dream job.  Capt Bob will prepare you for the most misunderstood and least prepared for portion of the testing process.  There are candidates with great credentials who can't present the package at the interview.  If you can't present the package, you don't get the job.  Never, ever.  Capt Bob will discuss skills and methods that can truly catapult your interview skills. 

    The "Nugget Principle" enables applicants to personalize their presentations to separate them from the "clone" candidates.  No one else can tell your story.  Once you start lacing answers with your personal life experiences, no matter if they aren't fire department related, is where you start creating the magic

    Here are just some of the powerful comments others have made:

    • "I saw immediately the mistakes I was making."
    • "One 'nugget' paid for the whole program."
    • "You gave me the 'nuggets.'  I nailed my next interview and got the job."
    • "It was the best money I have spent on gaining a career."
    • "The DVD series has helped build up my self-confidence and keep me motivated."

    Successful candidates who purchased Capt Bob's CD/DVD Oral Interview Program had this to say:

    • "Well, I never thought I would be writing this to you, Captain Bob, but it happened to me also. Just like all those successful stories you have posted, I am another proof that your nuggets work. I just went yesterday to the Austin Oral Board Interview and I did amazing. Out of a possible 120 pts, I scored 119.87 pts! I couldn't believe it! I went in there and it was Show Time. I personalized my answers. Even one of the panel members went outside to tell me I did really well and shook my hand. And another firefighter said that my score was the highest he had seen. Just wanted to say THANK YOU!" Armando
    • "Capt. Bob – thank you a thousand times over! I finally got the call on July 21 st and start recruit school on September 7th! I know that I owe it all to your program. With it, I didn't give any clones answers and ended up number two on the hiring list. That is more proof that your program really works. I know I was giving clone answers until I got your product. With it, I saw the mistakes, corrected them, and nailed my interview. Thank you again!" Michael C.
    • "Captain Bob -- Just wanted to say Thank you so very much for all of your help. I just had my LA City oral and scored 100% and have a background scheduled. They told me that I was the best candidate they have seen all day. This was my very first oral board, I have no firefighter experience, no EMT just a few fire science classes and a CPR cert. I handled the cultural diversity question with the format your suggested and it was a thing of beauty, they were floored, you could see the look of oh my he so gets this question. I had a few rough spots and like you said, they helped me out, its human nature. Thank you again for all of your insight. I'm a true believer and proof that your program works." Best regards, Bill

    The price of our Gold Bonus Package is $79.95 with FREE Priority Mail  shipping/handling.  If you bought our Written  Exam Preparation, Work Orientation Practice Examination, and Capt Bob's Oral  Interview Program separately, it would cost over  $120.00!  We are offering it to you for an over 40%  discount!

    Los Angeles County Gold Written/Oral Package with IMMEDIATE digital download $79.95

    Los Angeles County Gold Written/Oral Package with Free Priority Mail $79.95

    Gold Written & Oral Examination Package Payment Plan

    Due to the state of the economy, we are offering payment plans to make it as easy as possible for you to prepare for the Los Angeles County Firefighter Examination. 

    Please click below if you would like to order the Gold Written & Oral Package using payment plan:

    Los Angeles County Gold Written/Oral Package with IMMEDIATE digital download 2 pymts of $39.98

    Los Angeles County Gold Written/Oral Package with IMMEDIATE digital download 3 pymts of $26.65

    Los Angeles County Gold Written/Oral Package with PRIORITY MAIL shipment 2 pymts of $39.98

    Los Angeles County Gold Written/Oral Package with PRIORITY MAIL shipment 3 pymts of $26.65



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