Firefighter Multimedia Assessment (FMA)

Involves candidates reviewing a two to three hour video-based training lesson that simulates initial learning and training assignments

The Firefighter Multimedia Assessment involves candidates reviewing a video-based training lesson that simulates initial learning and training assignments for entry-level firefighters (e.g., during academy training). The videos are about a piece of equipment that is not real, but was created specifically for this assessment. Total testing time for the FMA is estimated to be approximately 120 – 160 minutes.

What it Measures

Reasoning – The ability to combine separate pieces of information and to form conclusions on the basis of that information.

Listening Comprehension – The ability to listen to a spoken passage and answer literal and inferential questions about it.

Reading Comprehension – The ability to read written words and understand the meaning and ideas associated with them.

Learning Ability – Acquiring and applying new information obtained in training.

Basic Arithmetic – The ability to perform arithmetic computations (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, divide) to solve work problems.

Firefighter Multimedia Assessment (FMA) is a copyright and mark owned by Psychological Services Inc.

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