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Exam Prep: Building Construction for the Fire Service

Exam Prep: Building Construction for the Fire Service is designed to thoroughly prepare you for a fire service building construction promotion or training examination by including the same type of multiple-choice questions you are likely to encounter on the actual exam.


To help improve examination scores, this preparation guide follows Performance Training Systems, Inc.’s Systematic Approach to Examination Preparation. Exam Prep: Building Construction for the Fire Service is written by fire service personnel explicitly for fire service personnel, and all content has been verified with the latest reference materials and by a technical review committee.

Your exam performance will improve after using this system!

Benefits of the Systematic Approach to Examination Preparation include:

  • Emphasizing areas of weakness
  • Providing immediate feedback
  • Learning material through context and association

Exam Prep: Building Construction for the Fire Service includes:

  • Practice building construction examinations
  • Self-scoring guide with page references for further study
  • Winning test-taking tips and helpful hints
  • Includes coverage of these NFPA standards:

NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2008 Edition

NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition

NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2003 Edition

NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer, 2008 Edition


Dr. Ben Hirst, Performance Training Systems

Dr. Ben A. Hirst is President of Performance Training Systems (PTS). Over the past 16 years, PTS has become the leading provider of valid testing materials for the certification, promotion, and training of fire and emergency medical personnel. These testing materials are used by 55 certification agencies, over 250 fire departments, and over 100 training academies and colleges worldwide. Visit for more information.

Additional Titles by this Author

International Association of Fire Chiefs

Established in 1873, the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) is a powerful, professional membership organization of more than 12,600 chief fire and emergency officers. The mission of the IAFC is to provide leadership to career and volunteer chiefs, chief fire officers, and managers of emergency service organizations throughout the international community through vision, information, education, services, and representation to enhance their professionalism and capabilities. Members of the IAFC are the world’s leading experts in fire fighting, emergency medical services, terrorism response, hazardous materials spills, natural disasters, search and rescue, and public safety legislation.

Chris E. Tragesser

Chris Tragesser has been a fire fighter for 18 years with experience in both career and volunteer departments. He currently holds the rank of Captain with the Pike Township Fire Department in Indianapolis, Indiana where he has served for the past 16 years. He is a Safety and Training officer with Pike Township and is certified as a Fire Officer II, Fire Instructor II, and a Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. Chris knew Francis Brannigan personally and has a special interest in building construction as it relates to the fire service. He is active in the instruction of this subject to both recruits and incumbent fire fighters. Chris has served on multiple test bank validation committees for Performance Training Systems.