Recruit application dates have been announced!
APPLY ONLINE January 6th - 9th, 2014.
You may also attend an optional Info Session at the Fire Training Center. Info Sessions are open to the public (no sign-up requirement).
Info Sessions are as follows:
12/14: 1pm - 2pm OR 2pm - 3pm
1/3: 6pm - 7pm OR 7pm - 8pm
The Written Test will be held February 11th, 2014 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451. Make-up dates will not be scheduled. Applicants scheduled to take the test must bring the following documents for test admission:
• Photo Proof of Identification i.e. Driver's License, Military ID
An optional Study Guide will be available for applicants to purchase. Click here to access the Study Guide.
MORE ABOUT THE WRITTEN TEST:
The National Firefighter Selection Inventory (NFSI) consists of a series of multiple-choice questions and rating scales designed to test important cognitive abilities and personality attributes that are necessary for effective job performance as a firefighter.
The examination measures eleven essential areas grouped in two sections: cognitive and personality. The cognitive section consists of verbal comprehension, verbal expression, problem sensitivity, deductive reasoning, inductive reasoning, information ordering, mathematical reasoning and number facility. The personality section consists of stress tolerance, team orientation and motivation/attitude.
STUDY GUIDE (optional)
A study guide is available for purchase. While not required, VBFD recommends that you purchase the NFSI Study Guide. The study guide is designed to help you become acquainted with the types of questions included in the examination. It will also inform you of the rules governing the testing process, provide you with some general test-taking strategies, provide you with specific instructions for completing the examination answer sheet, and provide you with information about common testing errors and strategies for avoiding them. The NFSI Study Guide is available at www.publicsafetyrecruitment.com.