2022 Columbus, OH, Captain Promotional Exam Prep


Since 1950, Don McNea Fire School has specialized in preparing over 60,000 applicants for entrance and promotional examinations across the country.  Over the last 30 years, hundreds of current Columbus Firefighters and Officers have been successfully prepared through our entry-level and promotional seminars. 

1,700 Question Custom-designed Written Exam Preparation

This written exam preparatory package will include practice exams of over 1,700 questions on the following source material for your Columbus Fire Department Captain promotional exam:

  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Division of Fire Systems Manual
  • Union Contract
  • Step Up and Lead
  • Fire Department Incident Safety Officer
  • Collapse of Burning Buildings
  • Building Construction for the Fire Service

REMEMBER:  Your Written Exam score is extremely important because there are only 40 candidates who will move onto Phases 2 and 3 of the promotional exam process.

Our custom-designed in-depth exam prep material will help you be not only one of those 40 candidates but a top-scoring candidate. Competition will be very intense - you need every edge you can get!

With the SOPs also being part of your tactical exam, we went very in-depth and developed over 500 questions!

You won’t find custom-designed exam prep for this portion of your exam anywhere else! These examinations will give you an indication of which material you must concentrate your studies for your remaining preparation period.

Even if you don’t buy our preparatory material, you can download our FREE top-scoring study techniques and strategies that have proven successful for thousands of promotional candidates - click HERE!

Oral Exam Prep

Our in-depth Oral Examinations prep will consist of role plays, structured interviews, presentations or a combination of these, as stated in the Civil Service informational session.

We have very in-depth test-taking strategies and you will practice with over 45 different scenarios to help fine tune your abilities on this portion of the Oral Exam that is worth 25% of your score.  This Oral Exam Prep also includes our 75-page of strategies and practice examinations for subordinate counseling.

The Oral Exam Prep will be sent to you no later than January 6th for your oral board exam the week of April 12th. 

This portion of the exam prep is only available to those students who purchase the complete exam prep package – we will not be offering the Oral Exam Prep to other applicants after the Written Exam. 

Please Note:  

We are NOT offering the Tactical Exam Prep for the rank of Captain.

Class Results

Although we haven’t done a Columbus Promotional Class in a while, these are the results from one of our past exam preps:

  • Lieutenant 27 of the top 40 were Don McNea Fire School students
  • Captain 13 of the top 17 were Don McNea Fire School students
  • Battalion Chief 6 of the top 8 were Don McNea Fire School students

For the last 30 years of conducting Cleveland promotional classes which included a written, tactical and subordinate counseling/oral exam, we have had over 88% of our students finish in the top 40 on the Lieutenant and Captain eligibility lists!

You can place your confidence in Don McNea Fire School where experience matters most when it comes to preparing for your promotional.

Final Thoughts

For those of you who attended our entry-level seminar when you were preparing for the Columbus Firefighter Exam, you know the attention to detail that we put into our preparatory material.  We have done the same for our Columbus Promotional Exam prep.

As an added incentive, anyone who purchases this exam prep package and finishes in the top 5 on the Captain examination will receive 25% of their money back!

Your Opportunity

Normally we charge well over $1,000 for this type of in-depth, custom-designed promotional exam prep.  Because so many of you have attended our entry-level seminars and made referrals to our school over the years, we are discounting the price of our exam prep for the written and oral examination preparation to only $295.00! 

Think about it…you will receive practice examinations for the written and oral portions of your Columbus Promotional Examination for only $295.00! 

When considering the cost of this material, view it as an investment in your future or the future of your family!  Your investment will actually be returned to you in your first two weeks as a Columbus fire captain and you will reap the benefits the rest of your career! 

Please note that there are no refunds after you purchase this promotional exam prep. 

The Written Exam Prep will be mailed to you by US Priority Mail (2-3 day mailing time).  The Oral Exam Prep will be mailed to you no later than January 6th.

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