Since 1950, Don McNea Fire School's custom-designed firefighter practice tests, promotional Assessment Center test preparation products, and entry-level seminars have helped over 60,000 firefighter and promotional applicants attain that ultimate edge.

Custom-designed Firefighter Exam Preps

Your goal of finishing in the top percentile and getting that coveted fire department badge starts right here.  Those aren't just words - it's our commitment to you.

What makes our exam preps unique is that each of our products 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 that test consultant.  

We continually do an immense amount of research to make sure our custom-designed exam preps are up to date.  We take pride in our customers and students continuing to finish in the top percentile on their written exam and putting themselves into position to move on to the next stage in the hiring process.

We are so confident that you will be well-prepared to score in the top percentile on your firefighter exam that all Don McNea Fire School exam prep products contain a no-risk guarantee.

If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund 100% of the product cost, no questions asked!

To dramatically increase your chance of becoming a firefighter, , we are having a special offer to help you prepare for any upcoming firefighter exam.

If you purchase any of our written exam prep products, we will include a FREE digital download of the following products:

  • Our 500-question Encyclopedia of Firefighter Examinations (normally sold HERE 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.  

You may have extra time now – use it to put yourself in the best position to be hired when cities begin testing again!

Stay safe!

Click on the links below to find custom-designed practice tests by all the major test consultants who give the majority of firefighter exams across the country.  These are not generic practice tests!

If you are looking for the test prep for a specific municipality, go to our Custom-designed Fire Exam Prep by Municipality.

Cooperative Personnel Services (CPS)

CWH Management Solutions

Darany & Associates

EB Jacobs Fire Service Aptitude Examinations

Fire Candidate Testing Center (FCTC)

FireTeam Ergometrics/National Testing Network

First Idea Exam Prep

I/O Solutions:

    IO National Firefighter Inventory Selection (NFSI)

    IO/CWH Selection Solutions for Firefighters (SSFF)

    IO/Firefighter Selection Tool (FST)

    IO/Next Generation Firefighter Aptitude Test (NGFF)

International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IMPA-HR)

Morris & McDaniel

Public Safety Testing/Firefighter Selection Tool

PSI/Fire Candidate Assessment

Sienna Consulting

Stanard & Associates National Firefighter Selection Test (NFST)

URE Consulting Group


Encyclopedia of Firefighter Examinations

Reading Comprehension & Mathematics Book