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Posted on: February 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Written Examination

Firefighters Exam

There is a Firefighters Exam scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021. More information.

Written Test Guides

A Guide to the Written Test for the Firefighter Series

The New York State Department of Civil Service has developed this test guide to familiarize you with the written test for the Firefighter Series. This test guide provides a general description of the subject areas which will be tested and an explanation of the different types of questions that will be presented.

Understanding and Interpreting Written Material

Civil Service Test Taking Tips

Working and Interacting With Others          

Additional Civil Service Guides

You can find a number of Civil Service Exam Preparation Guides for the Firefighters’ exam on the Albany City website.

There are various books available for Firefighter exam preparation. The Albany Fire Department does not endorse any particular book or vendor for test preparation. Below are links to some exam preparation books.

EMT Training Classes

 The following is a list of local agencies that provide the EMT training classes necessary to become certified with the Albany Fire Department.


CPAT Preparation Tips by Ned Norton

There are two very important steps you need to take to prepare yourself to pass the CPAT. Read Ned Norton's CPAT Preparation Tips to learn more.

Please watch the following video to learn abut the CPAT test

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