2022 Columbus, OH, Firefighter Exam

150-200 Firefighters to be hired from this exam!

To download the 2022 Columbus Firefighter Exam Study Guide, click on the following link:


Columbus Examination Preparation


For those of you who could not attend our three recent SOLD OUT Columbus FOAM Seminars, we are offering the FOAM Exam Prep Book that was used in the seminar by Priority Mail only.  You will receive the Written Exam Prep by immediate digital download when you place your order.

This was our eleventh consecutive Columbus Firefighter Examination in which we conducted SOLD OUT preparatory classes.  This is not a public relations statement - it's a fact!   

The results from one of our recent seminar class were as follows:

  • 89 of the first 100 and 173 of the first 200 on the eligibility list were Don McNea Fire School Columbus Seminar Students!

  • Past successful Don McNea Fire School class results have shown that 86% of the Columbus firefighters hired were Don McNea Fire School Columbus Seminar Students! 

Written Exam Preparation Includes:

Full-length, in-depth, custom-designed multiple choice practice examinations of over 250 questions covering the following testing subjects for your Written Exam from the City of Columbus Study Guide:

  • Situational Judgment
  • Mathematics, Logic & Reasoning
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Map Reading & Following Directions
  • Reading Comprehension

Firefighter Oral Assessment Mechanism (FOAM) Preparation Includes:

The FOAM is the most important part of the examination process!  

NOTE:  We have updated our FOAM prep from our 2019 seminar to include over 65 situational scenarios and strategies to dramatically increase your final exam score!

Remember, as it states in your Study Guide, the FOAM exam will be weighted as 100% of your final score!   Your ranking on the eligibility list will be determined by how well you do on the FOAM oral interview portion of the testing process.  

  • This type of oral interview structure is very unique to the Columbus Firefighter Examination. 99% of applicants have never been through this type of oral interview process.
  • This seminar book will teach you the top scoring strategies and answers to different scenarios and situations that you may be presented with during the FOAM examination.
  • Learn critical, positive behaviors and traits that the oral interviewer assessors are looking for in a high-scoring candidate!
  • Key insight into the problem sensing and resolution and interpersonal relationships that will be the two dimensions you will be graded on for the oral interview process.
  • We will guide you through the oral rater’s dimension guidelines and evaluation scales that will be used in the FOAM examination.

Don’t go into the FOAM oral interview process unprepared – this is where the ballgame is going to be won! 

2022 Exam Preparation Options

FOAM Exam Prep Seminar Book.   When you purchase FOAM Exam Prep, the 250-question Written Exam Prep is available to you by Immediate Digital Download so that you can begin studying immediately for this portion of the exam!  This booklet also contains our important test-taking and physical agility strategies!

Price – $149.00 + $7.95 Priority Mail shipping

At-Home 250-question Written Exam Prep Only (does not include FOAM exam prep) – available during the entire testing process only by Immediate Digital Download.  Price - $59.00

Your investment in this material will actually be returned to you in your first five hours as a Columbus firefighter! In the job market today, there are not many employment opportunities that offer the same competitive salary, benefits, chance for advancement and job security as the career of a firefighter does.

Important Note – No-Risk Guarantee!  For those of you who decide to purchase our Written and Foam Exam Prep, if the City of Columbus determines that you are not eligible for the exam (because of disqualifying for background), if you provide us with a copy of the disqualification from the City, we will refund your seminar cost. This way, instead of waiting to determine your eligibility for the exam, you can immediately begin to study and prepare for the Written and FOAM exams.

Testimonials from Successful Students

  • "I just wanted to tell you how great your Columbus seminar was this past weekend. I found the information very informative. I used to think I knew how to pass the FOAM since I had taken it in the past. It turns out, I scored 3s and 3-1/2s, well below what is needed to be hired. I wanted to extend my gratitude and let you know that it’s because of your FOAM prep seminar that I finished in the top 25 on the final eligibility ranking. Thank you sincerely!”
  • "Don McNea Fire School was extremely helpful in allowing me to score high on all levels of the Columbus Civil Service Examination.  I am the second in my family to have successful results by using your preparatory materials."
  • "I just wanted to send you a quick email regarding your Columbus FOAM seminar I attended.  Your class and study guide helped me more than I ever could have imagined.  I took the time and went through every scenario you have in your exam prep like you told us to do and it helped tremendously.  If I had chosen not to take your class, I would have been at a loss.  Your seminar and the information you gave us was amazing.  I'd like to thank you for all the preparation."
  • "The class was very informative ~ it was the perfect prep for both the Written and FOAM exams.  The practice examinations were extremely helpful to a person like me who has been out of school for awhile.  I am currently a Columbus Firefighter and I owe it all to Don McNea Fire School."

Our best testimonials come from current Columbus Firefighters who have been successful by preparing with Don McNea Fire School over the last 30 years.  Over 1,000 Columbus Firefighters have been hired by preparing with our material!

If you are not sure whether or not to purchase our seminar book, we ask that you talk to a Columbus firefighter who has prepared with us in the past.

Our Final Thoughts…

This is a very unique examination; 99% of you have never taking a similar one. What we can tell you is that by practicing with our FOAM Exam Prep Seminar Book and our over 250 Question Written Exam Prep , you WILL dramatically increase your chance of becoming one of the 150-200 Columbus firefighters hired. Our past classes’ successful results for the City of Columbus prove that!

Remember that 100% of your final score on the eligibility list will be from the FOAM!

Our past Columbus class results prove that our students consistently finish in the top percentile. 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, this material is for you! Remember that luck goes to the prepared!

If you have any questions, you may contact us at 440.572.3919.