The National Firefighter Selection Test (NFST)


The National Firefighter Selection Test (NFST) is an entry-level basic skills test that helps fire service agencies select the most qualified applicants by ensuring that candidates possess the basic cognitive skills necessary to successfully perform the job. The NFST is a valid, job-related test designed specifically for use in fire service, which measures these basic skills: Reading Comprehension, Mathematics and Listening Comprehension. Increase your department’s cost effectiveness and productivity by using the NFST as your initial screening tool to identify candidates meeting your requirements.

Why use the NFST?

  • Inexpensive and efficient selection tool
  • Two different forms are available
  • All forms available in Firefighter and Firefighter-Emergency Medical Service versions
  • Easy to administer
  • Can be scored by the department or by Stanard & Associates
  • Consists of questions directly related to firefighting tasks
  • Backed up by extensive research and development
  • Complies with ADA requirements
  • The NFST exam is used for firefighter selection by a variety of agencies and municipalities.

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