Employment as a Firefighter
Selection And Hiring Process
1. You must be at least age 19 years of age as of the last date to apply for the open competitive examination.
2. You must take and pass the state wide Written Examination and the Physical Abilities Test to be placed on the eligibility list for appointment as a Firefighter.
3. After completing the above steps the following may apply.
Medical Examination: Candidates must pass a medical examination before they will be allowed to take the Physical Abilities Test. Some municipalities may also require candidates to pass a psychological evaluation before they are appointed.
Character: A candidate may be disqualified for evidence of character clearly unsuited for fire services. Most municipalities conduct a comprehensive background check prior to appointment.
Job Interview: A municipality may conduct an oral interview prior to appointment.
Driver’s License: Most municipalities require you to possess a valid Massachusetts motor vehicle operator’s license prior to appointment.
Smoking Prohibited: Firefighters hired from the eligible list resulting from this examination are prohibited from smoking tobacco products at the time of and after appointment, pursuant to Chapter 41, section 101A, of the Massachusetts General Laws.
For further information about other qualifications as they apply please click on the MASS.GOV link to the right.
2018 FIREFIGHTER EXAMINATION DATE: To be announced
LAST DATE TO FILE APPLICATIONS: To be announced