Fire Department of New York (FDNY)

Firefighter Exam Preparation

Since 1950, Don McNea Fire School has successfully prepared over 60,000 applicants for firefighter examinations across the country.


The Fire Department of New York will begin accepting applications
for the position of Firefighter on June 24, 2024.
Click here for application information!

PSI Talent Assessment Firefighter Candidate Assessment (FCA)
325-Question Custom-Designed Practice Test

Immediate Digital Download Available!


You will receive 200 in-depth custom-designed practice examination questions and test-taking strategies specifically structured for the PSI FCA examination’s additional testing subjects.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Basic Arithmetic

We have included test-taking strategies for the video portion of your examination.


This section contains over 125 practice examination questions! The Background Information Survey exam measures your views on work-related situations and behaviors, including attributes such as conscientiousness, handling work pressure, getting along with others, integrity/trustworthiness and other areas. This will be the key to scoring well on your examination!

Applicants are failing this type of examination across the country at a rate of 60-70%! 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. 99% of applicants have never taken an exam like this.

What makes our exam preps unique is that each of our written practice tests is custom-designed to the test consultant who is giving your exam; these are not generic practice tests! We specifically target the testing subjects for the test consultant, PCI Talent Assessment, that will be giving your exam. No one can match the custom-designed detail we put into our exam prep.



To dramatically increase your chances of finishing in the top percentile, we will include the download bonus material FREE with your purchase.  

  • Firefighter Psychological Test Preparation and Psychological Interview Preparation -  In this 40 page workbook, we examine 80 of the most important questions that candidates struggle with from each of the key personality traits.  You will also receive Capt Bob's Psychological Interview Preparation - the special report from the country's number one authority on oral interview preparation.  Sold HERE normally for $39.95!
  • Encyclopedia of Firefighter Examinations – Over 500 questions divided into 16 of the most common testing subjects used on exams around the country. Sold HERE normally for $29.95! 
  • Don McNea Fire School’s How to Become a Firefighter Booklet which contains over 100 articles from the nation’s top entry-level authors.  These articles cover the written, oral, psychological, physical agility and much more – click HERE for a look at the table of contents.
  • Don McNea Fire School’s Firefighter Hiring Guide Notebook
    • Firefighter examination preparation strategies and our top-scoring test-taking and physical agility strategies.
    • Top-scoring oral interview strategies and sample questions.
    •'s fire department information sheets which allow you to keep track of phone numbers, addresses, test dates, special requirements, and other pertinent information you will need to prepare before the examination.
    • List of the top 150 major fire departments including their addresses and phone numbers so that you can keep track of the most current exam information.


Your investment in this PSI Talent Assessment FCA practice test will actually be returned to you in your first two hours as a firefighter! When considering the cost of this practice test, view it as an investment in your future and the future of your family.

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 custom-designed testing materials will provide, this prep package is for you! And, remember that luck goes to the prepared!

If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund 100% of product cost - no questions asked! This website is run by Chief Officers and Firefighters that have done everything to make sure your purchase and privacy are secure.

PLEASE NOTE:  This exam prep is not associated with nor endorsed in any manner by PSI Talent Assessment.

Successful candidates who have used this product had this to say:

  • "The exam prep for the Background Information Survey alone was well worth the price I paid. I would have paid 5 times that much to have this kind of insight into the exam!"
  • "The practice examination material was extremely informative and it was the perfect prep for the test. For someone like me who has been out of school and testing for 6 years, I had no idea what to expect on the Background Information Survey Exam. It was a great help, especially since each question had an explanation. It helped me through the entire test."