Introducing the new FCO 400 Series

We are excited to introduce our new 400 Series Fire Company Officer Tests. These tests were designed to assess whether candidates have the competencies to perform successfully at the rank of fire company officer (i.e., lieutenant, captain) in a fire department. FCO 401-EM and FCO 402-EM were designed for those departments that perform emergency medical (EM) services. The series is comprised of four tests:

These tests are meant to fully replace the two Fire Company Officer A and A with EM tests we’ve been offering for the past year, and more fully reflect the FCO 300 Series that were offered in Spring 2014 and earlier.

Feel free to request the reading list for these 4 tests. The reading list is quite different from the Fire Company Officer A and A with EM tests because two books are now in new editions.

The number of items per content areas of the 400 Series has changed a bit from both the 300 Series as well as the Fire company Officer A and A with EM tests. See below for an updated listing:

FCO 401-EM and FCO 402-EM Tests
Content Area Number of Items
Fire Behavior and Fire Science 11
Firefighting Tactics and Procedures 18
Rescue and Safety 12
Firefighting Equipment 8
Building Construction 12
Supervisory Practices 16
Fire Prevention and Fire Safety 5
Hazardous Materials 10
Emergency Medical Care 8
FCO 403 and FCO 404 Tests
Content Area Number of Items
Fire Behavior and Fire Science 12
Firefighting Tactics and Procedures 19
Rescue and Safety 13
Firefighting Equipment 9
Building Construction 13
Supervisory Practices 17
Fire Prevention and Fire Safety 6
Hazardous Materials 11

Feel free to get in touch with us if you’d like a FREE Inspection Copy and Technical Report for any test.

2 thoughts on “Introducing the new FCO 400 Series

  1. I am with the Civil Service Commission. Can this information be forwarded to a Fire Training Officer of Fire Chief?

Leave a Reply