Fire & EMS Service - Entry Level & Promotional Testing


Fire fighter in the field
provides your organization with FIRE and EMS service video scenarios.  Using these critical incidents, you will ask your candidates to respond as if “they were the firefighter (or EMS technician) at the scene”.  You will gain a valuable behavioral reading of whether each candidate has the judgment and interpersonal competence to represent the high values of your department.


Sample scenes from our entry-level catalog include:


  • Child rescue from a burning apartment
  • Conflicting orders
  • Ethical challenges
  • Harassment in the fire house
  • Report writing incidents



A separate catalog of scenarios is used for fire and EMS service promotional testing.  You will have an opportunity to observe your promotional candidates resolving difficult situations.


Sample scenes from our promotional catalog include:


  • Gas leak conflict
  • Exposure to HIV
  • Disabled firefighter
  • Ethical issues
  • Press conference after a fire
  • Report writing incidents



Fire Fighter and EMT in the fieldBPAD is a structured, valid and fair method for seeing both entry-level and promotional candidates performs essential job functions before deciding to promote them or offer them a job.  BPAD is not a test of knowledge; rather, it is a test of the candidate’s interpersonal competence in dealing with different types of people in different job-specific situations.


BPAD is most useful and cost-effective as an early, front-end screening measure.  This is because it is comparatively inexpensive to administer; it is legally defensible; it provides a fast and valid portrayal of a candidate’s interpersonal competence across a wide range of job-relevant situations; and, it is able to detect candidates whose interpersonal skills and judgment render them unsuitable for fire service work. 


BPAD video scenarios are available in 3 formats: 1) online in our standard 8 scene role play, 2) for oral boards, and 3) for report writing.