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FirePrep Newsletter #80

2014 COLUMBUS FIREFIGHTER EXAMINATION & PREP CLASS INFORMATION

Applications for 2014 Columbus Firefighter exam will be accepted online only from April 1-30, 2014, at the following link:

http://csc.columbus.gov/pages/uniformed/fire_UFE_FF.asp

The City of Columbus will be conducting the Written and FOAM

Examinations from April 13-May 10, 2014.

The Study Guide for the City of Columbus Firefighter Exam is now available on their website at:

http://csc.columbus.gov/Pages/Uniformed/PDF/2014FirefighterStudyGuide. pdf

Start practicing now with our over 500-question, custom-designed practice examination, covering the testing subjects for the written exam from the 2014 City of Columbus Study Guide – available below!

Columbus Fire Dept. anticipates hiring 100 firefighters from this exam!!

There is no residency requirement to take the exam or extra points given for residency! The only requirements are US citizen, 17-1/2 years of age, HS diploma or GED, with a valid driver's license.

Since 1991, Don McNea Fire School has conducted seven consecutive sold out classes for the City of Columbus. Hundreds of current Columbus firefighters have been hired by attending our classes!

DON McNEA FIRE SCHOOL COLUMBUS FIREFIGHTER WRITTEN/FOAM EXAM PREPARATION

Note: Both FOAM classes are currently 70% full.

All written exam prep orders mailed to Ohio residents will arrive in 1-2 days.

We will be accepting registrations up to the start of class for both April 13th and April 19th FOAM Seminars!

Since 1950, Don McNea Fire School has successfully prepared over 60,000 applicants for firefighter examinations across the country.  This will be our eighth consecutive Columbus Firefighter Examination for which we have conducted SOLD OUT preparatory classes.  This is not a public relations statement – it's a fact!  This year we will once again be conducting a seminar and offering an at-home preparatory package. 

    « Past successful Don McNea Fire School class results have shown that 86% of the Columbus firefighters hired were Don McNea Fire School Columbus Seminar Students!

    « Hundreds of current Columbus Firefighters have been hired since 1991 by attending our classes!

    « The City of Columbus anticipates hiring over 100 firefighters from this exam!

Written Exam Preparation Includes:

Immediate Digital Downloads of our 500-question Written Exam Prep from the City of Columbus Study Guide are now available to start studying and immediately gain that edge over your competition! 

The Written Exam Prep is also available to be mailed to you.

    « Full-length, in-depth, custom-designed multiple choice practice examinations of over 500 questions covering the following testing subjects for your Written Exam from the City of Columbus Study Guide:

  • Information Gathering/Situational Judgment *
  • Mathematics, Logic & Reasoning
  • Mechanical Aptitude
  • Map Reading & Following Directions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • * The Information Gathering/Situational Judgment testing subjects are where the ballgame will be won! 

    You will practice on multiple examinations covering these very difficult sections!  If you fail the written exam – these are the sections that will most likely cause you to fail. 

    THE FAILURE RATE FOR THIS TYPE OF WRITTEN EXAM ACROSS THE COUNTRY IS OVER 60%!  OUR 2011 COLUMBUS CLASS HAD A PASSING RATE OF 98.6!

    Think about it – As with most pass/fail portions of exams given across the country, your final score will be seen by the firefighter selection committee at some time during the hiring process.  It will be much more impressive to have a written exam score of 98% than a barely passing score of 75%! 

    Over 7000 applicants are expected to register for the Columbus Firefighter Examination.  Our exam prep and seminar will put you in the top percentile!

Firefighter Oral Assessment Mechanism (FOAM) Preparation Includes:

    « We will be conducting in-depth seminars of your choice on either April 13th or April 19th that will be focused on the oral interview (FOAM) – the most important part of the examination process! 

    Remember, as it states in your study guide, the FOAM exam will be weighted as 100% of the final score for those who pass the written and physical agility. 

    Your ranking on the eligibility list will be determined by how well you do on the FOAM oral interview portion of the testing process.  This is where the ballgame will be won!

    The study guide also states "scores differing by one or two points on the FOAM exam may mean the difference between becoming a firefighter, and not becoming a firefighter.Our seminar will get you those extra points! 

  • This type of oral interview structure is very unique to the Columbus Firefighter Examination.  99% of applicants have never been through this type of oral interview process.
     
  • This seminar will teach you the top scoring strategies and answers to different scenarios and situations that you may be presented with during the FOAM examination.  
  • NOTE:  We have dramatically increased our situational scenarios and strategies from our last Columbus prep class to increase your final exam score!

  • Learn critical, positive behaviors and traits that the oral interviewer assessors are looking for in a high-scoring candidate!
     
  • Key insight into the problem sensing and resolution and interpersonal relationships that will be the two dimensions you will be graded on for the oral interview process.
     
  • We will guide you through the oral rater's dimension guidelines and evaluation scales that will be used in the FOAM examination.

Don't go into the FOAM oral interview process unprepared – as we stated earlier, this is where the ballgame is going to be won! 

    « Applicants will also receive the following AT NO CHARGE: 

  • Physical Agility StrategiesDon't go into the physical agility without this key insight!  Remember that if you fail the physical agility exam, you will be eliminated from the hiring process!
     
  • Top Scoring Test-taking Strategies that have proven successful for thousands of applicants!
     
  • Ohio Examination WatchlistA compilation of over 125 fire departments in Ohio, including address, phone number and other pertinent information pertaining to entry-level examinations across the State of Ohio.

2014 Exam Preparation

In 2011, the price of our exam prep for both the Written and FOAM exams was $165.00 and over 700 Columbus Fire Exam applicants attended.  Because of the state of the economy, we are lowering the price for both the Written and FOAM exam prep to $129.00.  

  • At-Home 500 Question Written Exam Prep Only (does not include FOAM exam prep) – available during the entire testing process by Immediate Digital Download or mailed to you by US Priority Mail (1-2 business days).  Price - $49.00
     
  • Written/FOAM Exam Prep Seminar.  When you register for the Written/FOAM Exam, the 500-question Written Exam Prep is available to you by Immediate Digital Download or can be mailed to you by US Priority Mail (2-3 business days).  This lets you begin studying for this portion of the exam right now!  There are 2 dates/location options to choose from for the Seminar.  Price – $129.00

We are offering 2/4/6 month no-interest payment plans below.  For as low as $21.50/month you can put yourself in the position to be hired as a City of Columbus Firefighter! 

 

When considering the cost of the class, view it as an investment in your future or the future of your family!

Your investment in these classes will actually be returned to you in your first five hours as a Columbus firefighter!  In the job market today, there are not many employment opportunities that offer the same competitive salary, benefits, chance for advancement and job security as the career of a firefighter does. 

Written/FOAM Exam Prep Seminar Class Dates/Locations

For those who purchase the Written/FOAM Seminar, the seminar will be held on the following dates/times – PLEASE CHOOSE WHICH ONE CLASS YOU WANT TO ATTEND!

  • Sunday, April 13th, from 1:00-6:00 PM at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin OH  43017 (please call 614-791-1000 if you need directions).
  • OR

  • Saturday, April 19th, from 10:00-3:00 PM at the Columbus Airport Marriott, 1375 N. Cassady Avenue, Columbus OH 43219 (please call 614-475-7551 if you need directions). 

Class size will be limited to the first 300 students for each date. 

Each of our last 7 Columbus seminars have SOLD OUT!

Student Comments

  • "Don McNea Fire School was extremely helpful in allowing me to score high on all levels of the Columbus Civil Service Examination.  I am the second in my family to have successful results by using your preparatory materials."
     
  • "I attended your seminar for the FOAM prep and took the actual test.  Your class and study guide helped me more than I ever could have imagined.  I went through every scenario you have in your packet like you told us to do and it helped tremendously.  If I had chosen not to take your class, I would have been at a loss.  Your seminar and the information you gave us was amazing.  I'd like to thank you for all the preparation.
     
  • "The class was very informative ~ it was the perfect prep for both the Written and FOAM exams.  The practice examinations were extremely helpful to a person like myself who has been out of school.  I am currently a Columbus Firefighter and I owe it all to Don McNea Fire School."
     
  • "While preparing for the Columbus firefighter exam, I read the study guide 4 times and felt confident that I would do well.  I took your practice examinations just to fine tune what I didn't know.  After taking your tests, I realized that I didn't know the study guide as well as I should.  Your practice exam questions pinpointed areas in the study guide that I thought I knew but didn't.  It really helped with my final preparation before the examination."
     
  • "This class put me in the best position to be successful on the exam.  Without it, I wouldn't have stood a chance.  I believe it helped me get to the point where I had a chance to compete for a position.  I would do it all over again ~ thank you!"
     
  • "The instructor was very prepared and very professional.  He told his honest opinion about exactly what had to be done and, more importantly, how to do it."

Our best testimonials come from current Columbus Firefighters who have been successful by taking our classes over the last 20 years.  If you are not sure whether or not to attend our seminar, we ask that you talk to a Columbus firefighter who has taken our prep course in the past.

Our Final Thoughts…

This is a very unique examination; 99% of you have never taking a similar one.  What we can tell you is that by practicing with our over 500 Question Written Exam Prep and attending our FOAM seminar, you WILL dramatically increase your chance of becoming one of the 100 Columbus firefighters hired.  Our past classes' successful results for the City of Columbus prove that! 

Remember that 100% of your final score on the eligibility list will be from the FOAM!

Our past Columbus class results prove that our students consistently finish in the top percentile.  If you feel at this time that you are adequately prepared for this examination, we wish you the best of luckIf you want that extra edge over your competition that our seminar will provide, this class is for you!  Remember that luck goes to the prepared!

Written Exam Prep/FOAM Seminar Registration/Purchase Information

  • FOAM Seminar cut-off dates:  You must register for the April 13th seminar by April 12th.  For the April 19th seminar, you must register by April 18th .
     
  • If you would like to purchase the Written Exam Prep only or register for the Written/FOAM seminar by phone using Visa/MasterCard, you may do so by calling toll-free 1-800-989-FIRE (please state if you are attending the Written/FOAM Exam Seminar and which date you want or if you are purchasing the At-Home Written Exam Prep). 

If you cannot attend for any reason, you must cancel 72 hours before classes begin in order to receive a refund.  If you have any questions, you may contact us at 1-800-989-FIRE.

    Please choose one: 

  • Sunday, April 13, 1:00-6:00 pm, at the Columbus Marriott Northwest, 5605 Blazer Parkway, Dublin OH  43017 (please call 614-791-1000 if you need directions)
     
  • Saturday, April 19, 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Columbus Airport Marriott, 1375 N. Cassady Avenue, Columbus OH 43219 (please call 614-475-7551 if you need directions).       

SUNDAY, APRIL 13TH, 1:00-6:00 PM FOAM CLASS REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep and be registered for the Sunday, April 13th, FOAM Seminar.   $129.00

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days) and be registered for the Sunday, April 13th, FOAM Seminar.  $129.00

SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH, 10:00-3:00 PM FOAM CLASS REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep and be registered for the Saturday, April 19th, FOAM Seminar.   $129.00

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days) and be registered for the Saturday, April 19th, FOAM Seminar.  $129.00

500-QUESTION WRITTEN EXAM PREP PACKAGE (NO FOAM) OPTIONS

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep.   $49.00

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days).  $49.00

PAYMENT PLANS

SUNDAY, APRIL 13TH, 1:00-6:00 PM FOAM CLASS REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Two-Month Payment Plan Options

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep and be registered for the Sunday, April 13th, FOAM Seminar.   Payable in 2 monthly payments of $64.50/each.

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days) and be registered for the Sunday, April 13th, FOAM Seminar.  Payable in 2 monthly payments of $64.50 each.

Four-Month Payment Plan Options

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep and be registered for the Sunday, April 13th, FOAM Seminar.   Payable in 4 monthly payments of $32.25/each.

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days) and be registered for the Sunday, April 13th, FOAM Seminar.  Payable in 4 monthly payments of $32.25/each.

Six-Month Payment Plan Options

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep and be registered for the Sunday, April 13th, FOAM Seminar.   Payable in 6 monthly payments of $21.50/each.

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days) and be registered for the Sunday, April 13th, FOAM Seminar.  Payable in 6 monthly payments of $21.50 each.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH, 10:00-3:00 PM FOAM CLASS REGISTRATION OPTIONS

Two-Month Payment Plan Options

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep and be registered for the Saturday, April 19th, FOAM Seminar.   Payable in 2 monthly payments of $64.50/each.

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days) and be registered for the Saturday, April 19th, FOAM Seminar.  Payable in 2 monthly payments of $64.50 each.

Four-Month Payment Plan Options

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep and be registered for the Saturday, April 19th, FOAM Seminar.   Payable in 4 monthly payments of $32.25/each.

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days) and be registered for the Saturday, April 19th, FOAM Seminar.  Payable in 4 monthly payments of $32.25/each.

Six-Month Payment Plan Options

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep and be registered for the Saturday, April 19th, FOAM Seminar.   Payable in 6 monthly payments of $21.50/each.

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days) and be registered for the Saturday, April 19th, FOAM Seminar.  Payable in 6 monthly payments of $21.50 each.

500-QUESTION WRITTEN EXAM PREP PACKAGE (NO FOAM) 2 MONTH PAYMENT PLAN

Click here to IMMEDIATELY DOWNLOAD the 500-Question Written Exam Prep.  Payable in 2 monthly payments of $24.50/each.

Click here to have the 500-Question Written Exam Prep mailed to you by Priority Mail (1-2 business days).  Payable in 2 monthly payments of $24.50/each.

 

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