What can I expect on the written test for Certified/Lateral firefighters?

Our test for certified firefighters is based on Jones and Bartlett Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills and Hazardous Materials Response.  Don't assume that you're going to be able to pass this test just because you've got 6 years on the job.  Study the book!

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1. How do I know if I am considered "Certified/Lateral" in Durham?
2. If I hired, when will go into Operations?
3. What can I expect on the written test for Certified/Lateral firefighters?
4. Is the starting salary negotiable?
5. I 'm already an AEMT. How long would I have to attend the academy?
6. What about Reciprocity? Does my National Registry EMT certification meet Certified Firefighter requirements?
7. Do you allow any exemptions for the COVID vaccine?
8. What would my schedule look like when I go into Operations?
9. How often does the DFD hire Laterals?
10. Do you have any tips for applying?
11. Still got questions?