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The 2017 Austin Fire Department Firefighter Examination will be held on May 24 and May 25, 2017.

For those of you who want to start preparing early for this examination, below is our custom-designed exam prep specifically designed to the testing subjects for your 2017 Austin Firefighter Examination.

Since 1950, Don McNea Fire School has successfully prepared over 60,000 applicants for firefighter examinations across the country.  This is the 8th time we have prepared Austin firefighter applicants with extremely successful results.  This is not a public relations statement – it's fact!

The test consultant for your Austin Firefighter Examination will be Morris & McDaniels.  If you are taking this examination, Don McNea Fire School has put together a custom-designed examination package to give you that ultimate edge over your competition. 

325-Question At-Home Preparatory Package

You will receive 325 in-depth, custom-designed multiple choice practice examination questions specifically developed for the following Austin Firefighter Exam testing subjects:

Mathematical Computation – includes step-by-step instructional for each question

Mechanical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Association Memory

Observational Judgment

Spatial Orientation

Spatial Scanning

IMPORTANT NOTE:  We will be focusing part of the preparatory package on taking in-depth, custom-designed practice examinations for the Memory portion of the Morris & McDaniel examination.  99% of all firefighter applicants have never taken this type of examination! 

Our custom-designed memory practice examinations will separate you from your competition and put you in the top percentile on your examination!  This is where the ballgame will be won! 

Work Experience/ Biodata Personality Exam

Part of your firefighter exam will include a test to assess your integrity and work ethic and whether or not you have the personality characteristics of a successful firefighter.  This is another test component that 99% of applicants have never seen. Don McNea Fire School has included an in-depth practice examination for this very important part of your examination. 

The past results for our Austin Firefighter Exam preparation were that 37 of the top 50 on the eligibility list prepared with Don McNea Fire School preparatory materials!


We will include FREE of charge the following:

  • In addition, you will receive our Top Scoring Test-taking, Mechanical and Physical Agility Strategies to give you that ultimate edge over your competition.
  • Texas Examination Watchlist - A compilation of almost 300 fire departments in Texas that includes department address and phone number to enable you to keep up-to-date on current exam information.

All of this is available for only $49.95 + $6.95 Priority Mail shipping/handling. (All orders are shipped immediately via U.S. Priority Mail (2-3 days).   This package is also available for IMMEDIATE digital download – you save on shipping costs and can print the material at home to begin studying right away!

Immediate Digital Download Available!

This package is available for IMMEDIATE digital download – you save on shipping costs and can print the material at home to begin studying right away!  Because of the short preparation time for the written exam, we STRONGLY SUGGEST that you purchase our IMMEDIATE digital download. 

Austin Written/Oral Interview Exam Preparation

Your oral interview score is worth 80% of your final score.  Scroll to the bottom of this webpage for details about our Written/Oral Interview Exam Prep package to fully prepare you for the exam!

Your Opportunity!

Your investment in this package will actually be returned to you in your first two hours as a firefighter!  When considering the cost of this preparatory package, view it as an investment in your future and the future of your family.  In the job market today, there are not many employment opportunities that offer the same competitive salary, benefits, and chance for advancement and job security as the career of an Austin firefighter. 

Our best testimonials come from current Austin Firefighters who have been successful by preparing with our preparatory materials over the last 12 years.  If you are not sure whether or not to purchase our preparation, we ask that you talk to an Austin firefighter who has prepared with our materials in the past.

Comments from Successful Students…

  • "The exam prep for the Workstyle and Personality History Data Exam questions alone was well worth the price I paid. I would have paid 5 times as much to have this kind of insight into the exam."
  • "Your preparatory materials were worth every penny.  It was my lifetime goal to become an Austin firefighter – your exam prep was just what I needed when test day came around.  Thanks again for all of your help and a great study guide!"
  • "The memory practice examinations made the absolute difference in putting me in the top 20 on Austin's eligibility list.  Without them, I wouldn't have stood a chance to finish where I did."
  •  "I purchased your workbook for the Las Vegas Fire Department.  Although the time left was very short and although I work two jobs, I was able to score 99% on the recent Las Vegas exam!  I have 13 years' experience as a firefighter and engineer and in no way does my experience and education give me an advantage in the area of entrance exams because the days of the standard civil service exam seem to be over.  I find that the use of specialized study guides such as those you offer are imperative for one to be a viable candidate in today's highly competitive market.  Once again, thank you for a fine product and service." 
  • "Don McNea Fire School was extremely helpful in allowing me to score high on all levels of the San Antonio Civil Service Examination.  I am the second in my family to have successful results by using your preparatory materials."
  • "Great preparation!  Your practice examinations helped me to reach my goal of becoming a New York firefighter."
  • "Amazing similarity between the test materials and the actual Los Angeles County Firefighter Examination!"

Our Final Thoughts…

You have to ask yourself the following question ~ Will I be adequately prepared for the Memory for Ideas, the Work Experience/Biodata Personality exam questions and the Oral Interview Exam to put me in the top percentile to be hired as an Austin firefighter?

For those of you who have never purchased a Don McNea Fire School preparatory package before, we don't blame you for being skeptical.  What we can tell you is that by studying with our materials, you WILL dramatically increase your chances of being one of the firefighters hired by a municipality in the Austin.  Our successful results from past Austin Firefighter Examinations prove that!

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

Now it's up to you - you can fall into two categories.  One is the 90% of fire applicants who never prepare for an examination and are extremely disappointed in their results.  Or, are you going to be in that 10% that starts preparing for the examination early and are confident, relaxed and ready to meet this very important testing challenge?  That 10% represents most fire applicants that get the job - those that really want it! 

All Don McNea Fire School products contain a no-risk guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, we will refund 100% of product cost – no questions asked!

We have sold hundreds of Morris and McDaniel exam prep packages – no one has ever returned the product to us by taking advantage of our money-back guarantee – it's just that good!

This website is run by Chief Officers and Firefighters that have done everything to make sure your purchase and privacy is secure.

Phone Orders

You may order the Austin Exam Preparation Package for IMMEDIATE shipment by calling toll-free 1-800-989-FIRE.  All orders are shipped immediately via U.S. Priority Mail (2-3 days). 

Immediate Digital Downloads Available!

This Austin Exam Preparatory Packages are available for purchase online with the option of IMMEDIATE internet download!  You may order these packages for Priority Mail shipment to your address or you can purchase and download these packages to your computer. 

If you choose to download the packages, you will save the cost of shipping/handling and receive your practice examinations IMMEDIATELY to print to your home computer so you can begin studying and gain that competitive edge over your competition! 

If you would like to IMMEDIATELY download the Austin Exam Preparatory Package, click below to place your order.  You will save shipping/handling costs and will be charged the following for the download:

Austin Firefighter Exam Preparatory Package DD   ~ $49.95

If you would like to place your order and receive the Austin Exam Package by Priority Mail (2-3 day mailing time), please click on your selection below:

Austin Firefighter Exam Preparatory Package  EM  ~ $49.95 + $6.95 s/h

Payment Plan

Due to the state of the economy, we are offering payment plans to make it as easy as possible for you to prepare for the Austin Examination. 

Please click below if you would like to order the Austin Firefighter Exam Preparation Package using payment plan:

Austin Firefighter Exam Preparatory Package with IMMEDIATE digital download ~ 2 pymts of $24.98

Austin Firefighter Exam Preparatory Package with PRIORITY MAIL shipment  ~ 2 pymts of $28.45


80% of your Austin Firefighter Exam score will be based on your Oral Interview Examination.

For those of you that truly want that competitive edge for the entire testing process and dramatically increase your chances of becoming a firefighter in the Austin, we have put together an Austin Written & Oral Examination Package which includes:

  • All of the information contained above in our written Austin Firefighter Examination Package – over 325 questions specially designed for the Austin Written Examination!
  • Top-scoring Test-taking Strategies, Physical Agility Strategies and Mechanical Aptitude Strategies
  • Texas Fire Department Watchlist
  • Capt Bob's Entry-Level CD/DVD Oral Interview Program - the #1 oral entry-level exam prep in the country! (regularly priced at $56.90 with s/h). 

Capt Bob's Oral Interview Preparation

This program has helped over 5,000 candidates get their dream job.  Capt Bob will prepare you for the most misunderstood and least prepared for portion of the testing process.  There are candidates with great credentials who can't present the package at the interview.  If you can't present the package, you don't get the job.  Never, ever.  Capt Bob will discuss skills and methods that can truly catapult your interview skills. 

The "Nugget Principle" enables applicants to personalize their presentations to separate them from the "clone" candidates.  No one else can tell your story.  Once you start lacing answers with your personal life experiences, no matter if they aren't fire department related, is where you start creating the magic. 

Here are just some of the powerful comments others have made:

    "I saw immediately the mistakes I was making."
    "One 'nugget' paid for the whole program."
    "You gave me the 'nuggets.'  I nailed my next interview and got the job."
    "It was the best money I have spent on gaining a career."
    "The DVD series has helped build up my self-confidence and keep me motivated."

Successful candidates who purchased Capt Bob's CD/DVD Oral Interview Program had this to say:

    "Well, I never thought I would be writing this to you, Captain Bob, but it happened to me also. Just like all those successful stories you have posted, I am another proof that your nuggets work. I just went yesterday to the Austin Oral Board Interview and I did amazing. Out of a possible 120 pts, I scored 119.87 pts! I couldn't believe it! I went in there and it was Show Time. I personalized my answers. Even one of the panel members went outside to tell me I did really well and shook my hand. And another firefighter said that my score was the highest he had seen. Just wanted to say THANK YOU!" Armando

    "Capt. Bob – thank you a thousand times over! I finally got the call on July 21st and start recruit school on September 7th! I know that I owe it all to your program. With it, I didn't give any clones answers and ended up number two on the hiring list. That is more proof that your program really works. I know I was giving clone answers until I got your product. With it, I saw the mistakes, corrected them, and nailed my interview. Thank you again!" Michael C.

    "Captain Bob -- Just wanted to say Thank you so very much for all of your help. I just had my LA City oral and scored 100% and have a background scheduled. They told me that I was the best candidate they have seen all day. This was my very first oral board, I have no firefighter experience, no EMT just a few fire science classes and a CPR cert. I handled the cultural diversity question with the format your suggested and it was a thing of beauty, they were floored, you could see the look of oh my, he so gets this question. Thank you again for all of your insight. I'm a true believer and proof that your program works." Best regards, Bill

Final  Thoughts…

We are extremely confident in this Oral Interview Program to prepare you for this important part of your examination process.  We have sold thousands of Capt Bob's Oral Interview Programs and no one has ever returned the product to us by taking advantage of our money-back guarantee.  It's just that good. 

The price of our Written/Oral Package is $89.95 with FREE Priority Mail shipping/handling

You can also order this Written/Oral Package for immediate digital download – the Written Exam Package will be available immediately as a pdf that you can print or save to your computer; Capt Bob's Oral Interview Package will be mailed to you at no additional cost by USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days).

If you bought our Written Exam Preparation and Capt Bob's Oral Interview Program separately, it would cost over $110.00!  We are offering it to you for an over 20% discount!

Austin Written/Oral Package with FREE Priority Mail Shipping (2-3 days)   $89.95

Austin Written IMMEDIATE digital download + Capt Bob's Oral  Interview Exam Prep mailed FREE by USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days)   $89.95

Written & Oral Examination Package Payment Plan

Due to the state of the economy, we are offering payment plans to make it as easy as possible for you to prepare for the Austin Firefighter Examination. 

You can order this entire package to be mailed to you by US Priority Mail or you can also order this Written/Oral Package for immediate digital download – the Austin Firefighter Exam Written package will be available immediately as a pdf that you can print or save to your computer; Capt Bob's Oral Interview Package will be mailed to you at no additional cost by USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days).

Please click below if you would like to order the Written & Oral Package using payment plan:

Austin Written IMMEDIATE digital download + Capt Bob's Oral  Interview Exam Prep mailed FREE by USPS Priority Mail (2-3 days)   2 pymts of $44.98

Austin Written/Oral Package with PRIORITY MAIL shipment (2-3 days)  2 pymts of $44.98

Capt Bob's Oral Interview Program ONLY

Click here to purchase this program by itself without Austin Written Exam Prep Package  $56.90 – includes FREE Priority Mail shipping/handling


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