The Writing Assignment is a very common component of a fire department promotional exam, and is graded on several dimensions. The department needs to ensure that its officers are able to produce documents that are professional, grammatically correct, and follow the proper format. The Writing Assignment often has the highest failure rate, accounting for the highest point spread between candidates. The daily responsibilities of firefighters simply do not include much writing, so they are not familiar with a well-written document and lack practice creating them.
In the Writing Assignments unit, you will start by viewing the training video titled, The Writing Assignment. This video provides valuable insight into the writing portion of the exam and offers tips on how to improve your writing.