Fire and Rescue Service LJI (FRS-LJI)

The FRS-LJI is an innovative test to support the assessment and development of leadership and management in Fire and Rescue Services.  Created in partnership with Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) the scenarios reflect the types of challenges which arise on a day-to-day basis in the Service.  In each scenario an officer is leading a team within a Fire Service context.  The test taker’s task is to put themselves in the position of the leader and decide upon the appropriateness of different ways of dealing with the people and the task.  It is taken online and takes on average 30 to 40 minutes to complete. 

The FRS-LJI is aimed at current or potential leaders in Fire and Rescue Services.  It is appropriate for people from the most senior levels within the Service to Firefighters who aspire to Crew Manager positions.  It will aid all those who select and develop Officers and those who wish to create high performing teams.  The FRS-LJI benchmarks how accurately the test taker can judge the most appropriate way of engaging with colleagues, as well as the leadership strategies they are likely to employ.

The FRS-LJI has been standardised against a Norm Group of 200 people from 18 Fire and Rescue Services across the country.  It represents people from the whole range of seniorities, from Firefighter to Brigade Manager.  Potential areas for using the FRS-LJI:

  • Leadership and Management Programmes.
  • Assessment and Development for Command.
  • Coaching.
  • Selection.
  • OD.

As a powerful psychometric instrument and one that works in a different way to traditional assessment tools, people who administer the FRS-LJI have to be appropriately trained both in how to interpret test taker’s performance and how to feedback the results most effectively.  Click here to learn more about the options for Accreditation Training.

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