The work of a firefighter is physically challenging, often risky, and at the essence, truly heroic. At any given moment, firefighters must be ready to perform under emergency conditions to keep their community safe. Their daily tasks may include: connecting, pulling and operating heavy hose lines and pumps; positioning and climbing tall ladders; ventilating smoke-filled areas and putting out fires; using and maintaining tools and equipment; and of course, going on emergency rescue missions and saving lives. If you can envision yourself succeeding in an exciting, dynamic, team-oriented role such as this, you may be interested in becoming a firefighter. There’s no better time to start than now.
The Civil Service Application Period is Open Now
The Human Resources Division (HRD) is currently accepting applications for the 2014 Massachusetts Firefighter Exam. This will determine the pool of applicants eligible for appointment to the position of firefighter in those Massachusetts cities and towns covered by the Civil Service Statute. The application process consists of two requirements: the written firefighter exam and the firefighter physical ability test.. Candidates must pass both components in order to be placed on the eligible list for appointment in a civil service city or town. To apply, candidates must be at least 19 years of age on or before March 31, 2014.
The 2014 Massachusetts Firefighter Exam
The written exam will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at various sites across the Commonwealth. The final date to sign up for the 2014 Massachusetts firefighter exam is March 31, 2014.
Entry Level Physical Abilities Test (ELPAT)
The scheduling deadline for the ELPAT, or physical ability test, is also March 31, 2014. Available dates for the ELPAT are on a first-come, first-served basis, so interested Massachusetts residents are encouraged to schedule their ELPAT as soon as possible. Candidates should schedule their ELPAT by creating a civil service account and following a set of instructions received via email. The ELPAT will assess the physical capability of candidates to perform the essential functions of a firefighter’s job. This training guide provides instructions and guidelines on how to prepare for the test. The ELPAT will be administered from January 2014 through July 2014 at the Hudson National Guard Armory in Hudson, MA.
Current Military Personnel
All military personnel who have conflicting military orders on the examination date must file an application and processing fee to request a makeup examination.
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