2019 San Antonio Firefighter Exam

The City of San Antonio, Texas, will be accepting applications for their 2019 Firefighter Examination ONLINE ONLY from January 6 through January 20, 2019.   

The online application can be accessed through:  www.sanantonio.gov/hr/careercenter 

The examination will be given at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Minimum qualifications to take this exam are:  Age 19-34 by date of written exam with HS diploma or GED.

Benefits of being a San Antonio Firefighter

  • Starting Salary - $40,500  
  • Salary after 19 months - $57,900
  • Hospitalization, Dental and Vision plan
  • 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Retirement plan after only 20 years of service 

San Antonio Preparatory Seminar 


This will be our fifteenth consecutive San Antonio Firefighter Examination in which we have conducted SOLD OUT preparatory classes.  This is not a public relations statement - it's a fact!  

Past results from our San Antonio seminar class include:

  • 39 of the first 50 on the eligibility list were Don McNea Fire School Columbus Seminar Students!

This highly-intensive seminar will include a full-length, custom-designed, multiple choice practice examination with over 500 questions covering the following Cognitive Ability and Behavior Aptitude Exam testing subjects for your 2019 San Antonio Firefighter Examination:

  • Communication
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Selective Attention
  • Visualization/Memorization
  • Flexibility of Closure
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Inductive Reasoning
  • Information Gathering
  • Problem Sensitivity

60% of your exam (150 questions) will be based on the Behavior Aptitude Exam which includes: Tolerance, Team Orientation, and Motivation/Attitude and the Counterproductive Workplace Behaviors, Integrity Related Personality Factors Exam.

99% of all firefighter applicants have never taken an examination with these testing subjects – this is where the ballgame will be won! We have the key insight for this portion of your exam to put you in the top percentile to be hired by the San Antonio Fire Department!

Remember that the higher your score on the written exam, the higher your ranking on the eligibility list, which determines who will be hired by the San Antonio Fire Department!

Bonus Material!

• You will also receive our top-scoring test taking and physical agility strategies that have been developed by our experts to help put you in the best position ahead of your competition.

• You will receive the Texas Fire Department Watchlist – A compilation of almost 300 fire departments that includes department address and phone number to enable you to keep up-to-date examination information for departments across the state of Texas.

San Antonio Seminar Class Date/Location

The seminar will be held on Sunday, March 10th, from 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm, in the Ballroom of the Marriott Plaza San Antonio, 555 South Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205. (Please call the hotel at 210.229.1000 if you need directions.) 

Class size will be limited – each of our past San Antonio seminars have SOLD OUT!  You must register for the seminars by 9:00 AM on the date of the seminar - however, be aware that our seminars sell out early!

Your Opportunity

The cost of this seminar and listed preparatory materials is only $99.00!  

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 hours as a San Antonio 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.

If you would like to attend the seminar and also purchase Don McNea Fire School's Encyclopedia of Firefighter Examinations that was recommended by the San Antonio Fire Department Recruitment Unit when preparing for your San Antonio Firefighter Examination, the cost of this seminar is only $89.00!  The 500 practice examination questions in our seminar will be different questions than those included in the Encyclopedia of Firefighter Examinations book.  The price of the Encyclopedia is an additional $24.95 for Immediate Digital Download or $24.95 + $6.95 for 2-3 day Priority Mail shipping.  

If you can't attend the seminar, you may purchase the Encyclopedia alone for $24.95 for Immediate Digital Download or $24.95 + $6.95 for 2-3 day Priority Mail shipping.  PLEASE NOTE that this book only covers the cognitive testing subjects, not the Behavior Aptitude Examination.

Also, please note that it is not necessary to have the Encyclopedia to attend the seminar; it is extra practice material on the cognitive subjects.

Testimonials from Successful Students

  • "The exam prep for Behavior Attributes and Counterproductive Workplace Behaviors/Integrity Related Factors Exam alone was well worth the price I paid!  I would have paid 5 times this amount to have this kind of insight."
  • "Great presentation by the instructor.  It dramatically helped me prepare for the San Antonio Fire Test.  Just having examples of the test questions and having the instructor go over them really made a difference.  I'm sure I wouldn't have scored as high as I did (98%) if I wouldn't have taken the seminar."
  • "I attended the San Antonio class of the Don McNea Fire School.  I had a rank of 9th on the San Antonio list.  The prior year when I did not use the Don McNea Fire School, I ranked in the 350s.  I am very happy with the improvement and successful test score I achieved!"

Our best testimonials come from current San Antonio Firefighters who have been successful by taking our classes over the last 16 years. If you are not sure whether or not to attend our seminar, we ask that you talk to a San Antonio firefighter who has successfully prepared with us in the past.

Our Final Thoughts…

You have to ask yourself the following question ~ Will I be adequately prepared for the behavior attributes, counterproductive workplace behaviors/integrity related personality factors exam to put me in the top percentile to be hired as a San Antonio firefighter? Don McNea Fire School will be focusing the seminar on these most important testing subjects.

This is a very unique examination; 99% of you have never taking a similar one. What we can tell you is that by attending our seminar and practicing with our over 500 custom-designed practice examination questions, you WILL dramatically increase your chance of becoming a San Antonio firefighter. Our past classes’ successful results for the City of San Antonio prove that!

We have been conducting preparatory classes since 1950; this is what our business specializes in.

The instructor for the seminar will be Chief Brent Collins, who is also President of Don McNea Fire School.  Chief Collins is the only instructor who has ever conducted the San Antonio Seminar and has the knowledge and experience to put you in the top percentile.   

Remember that the higher your score on the written exam, the higher your ranking on the eligibility list, which determines who will be hired by the San Antonio Fire Department!

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 seminar will provide, this class is for you!  Remember that luck goes to the prepared!

If you cannot attend for any reason, you must cancel 72 hours before classes begin in order to receive a refund. Please note that once the seminar begins, there are NO REFUNDS.  If you have any questions, you may contact us at 440.572.3919.