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Fire: Strategic Hiring Instruments for Entry-level Decisions
S.H.I.E.L.D. was designed to help decision makers in the selection of entry-level firefighters. Each component of this test battery assesses specific skills and abilities needed to be a successful firefighter. The S.H.I.E.L.D. test battery has been validated to predict the success of an entry-level firefighter.

The S.H.I.E.L.D. Test Battery is comprised of three (3) separate tests; each one designed to focus on the assessment of specific skills and abilities. Morris & McDaniel also offers a video based Structured Oral Presentation Exercise. This exercise assesses important dimensions for effective firefighting.

This comprehensive test battery is available in both a paper and pencil version and a computerized version. The paper and pencil version has administration manuals to walk the administrators through the process. The computerized version is provided to ease the burden of test administration. Test administration and management is uncomplicated and requires only basic computer skills such as facility with a computer mouse. The paper and pencil version is equally valid.

TEST COMPONENTS

READING TEST FOR FIRE (RTF) 
 Purpose Recommended Use 
To screen out all candidates who are not able to read at the level required for successful performance in the training process both in pre-job and on-the-job training.  A "must pass" for further consideration. 
CANDIDATE SELF REPORT FOR FIRE (CSR-F) 
 Purpose Recommended Use 
To assess the integrity, work ethic, and service orientation of firefighter candidates. As a method to fast-track highly desired candidates. 
ENTRY-LEVEL FIRE TEST (ELF) 
 Purpose Recommended Use 
To identify those individuals who possess the abilities needed to be successful as a firefighter. The abilities measured are spatial orientation, problem sensitivity, semantic ordering, flexibility of closure, verbal comprehension, visualization, memorization, and inductive reasoning. As a hurdle to continue with selection process or as a guide in determining best candidates.  As a hurdle to continue with selection process or as a guide in determining best candidates. 
STRUCTURED ORAL PRESENTATION EXERCISE (SOP)
 Purpose Recommended Use 
To measure performance dimensions important to effective firefighting, such as judgment, problem identification and analysis, oral communication, and service orientation.  Ranking candidates. 

 

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