[IPAC-List] Personality Testing for Entry-level Firefighters

Fred Rafilson fred at iosolutions.org
Wed Jul 11 14:51:10 EDT 2012

Hi Leilani,

Many Fire Departmentts throughout the nation, including several large cities, use our National Firefighter Selection Inventory (NFSI) which contains both a cognitive and a personality component. It is very common for fire departments to use personality assessments as part of their entry-level selection process. Also, yes, most fire departments conduct background investigations and many conduct polygraph examinations and psychological evaluations as well.

Fred M. Rafilson, Ph.D.
I/O Solutions, Inc

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Just wondering if any of my colleagues are using a personality or psychological assessment/evaluation as a hurdle within of their selection process for entry-level Firefighters? This would be in addition to T&E evaluations of employment apps, formal panel interviews, etc. Also, are any departments conducting background screenings that are similar to those done in law enforcement (e.g., interviews with neighbors) when hiring Firefighters? Thanks in advance for any responses.

Best Regards,
Leilani Yan

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