How To Tackle The Firefighter Math Test

Why the need for a firefighter math test?

Unfortunately, to become a firefighter you’re going to have to take some tests, and undoubtedly you will eventually come across some math questions, and if you struggle with the firefighter math test on your written exam…you’re not alone!

The math section is without a doubt the biggest sticking point for firefighter candidates on their test.

Now, I know what you’re thinking…I hate math!!   That’s ok, so do we, and we have good news; we have an entire video training series on how to tackle the math section.   Here’s what you can expect to see on the firefighter math test…

  1. Basic Geometry – On just about every exam you’ll get questions pertaining to some kind of geometry. Whether it be asking you about area and volume or giving you dimensions of a building; we cover every formula and type of problem you will need to know. 
  2. Proportions and Algebra – Nothing is more frustrating than sitting in a testing center, staring blankly at the test trying to figure out how to solve an equation, set one up or even what it is! This video takes care of everything you need to know about setting up and solving complex equations with ease!
  3. Fractions and Decimals – When was the last time you’ve multiplied and divided fractions?? For most of us it hasn’t been since 9th grade math class. That’s ok, we’ve got you covered.
  4. Word Problems – It’s unanimous…word problems suck! You never know what they’re asking, how to set up the question, what is and isn’t important or where to start. These can get pretty in depth, but fortunately we’ll cover exactly what you need to know. This video not only gives you a simple 3 step process to simplify ANY word problem but shows you exactly how to approach and solve them as well.  Each video comes with a downloadable worksheet of problems that will be covered in the video, so you can actually work out the problems along with the video.

This allows you to see, hear and do the problems at your own pace. Ingraining the lessons in your mind. Feel free to stop, rewind and pause as much or as little as you’d like. Repeat the lessons as much as you want!  They’re yours! 

Each video comes with a downloadable worksheet, so you can work along with the video.  Click the link under each video to download your copy.

Also, if you’re past the math section and want to check out our resources for the firefighter mechanical aptitude test or the firefighter vocabulary test, click the links to learn more.

Proportions and Algebra For Firefighters:

Fractions and Decimals For Firefighters:

Word Problems For Firefighters: