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Firefighter Entry Level Open Competitive Examination
Municipal Service

November 17 th, 2010

April Firefighter Marks Released

HRD is pleased to announce the release of the examination marks from the 2010 Entry-Level Firefighter Examination for applicants who took the Written Examination component in April. Candidates can now view their marks in SOARIS under Option 2, and official score letters will follow by mail. Examination marks for applicants who took the Written Examination component in September should follow within the next week.

Please be advised that if you failed the 2010 Entry-Level Firefighter Examination, it is because you did not pass one or both components of the exam (Written Examination and Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test). Please see your official score letter for more details.

Applicants who did not take one or both components of the examination due to military service should contact HRD upon their release from active duty to request a makeup exam. HRD will review a military make up request if it is submitted no later than 6 months upon an applicant's release from active duty.




The marks for the 2010 Entry-Level Firefighter Examination (consisting of the Written Examination and Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test) are slated for release in early-to-mid November. Marks will be mailed to applicants, and will be available in their online account. At this time, HRD is projecting that the eligible list from this examination will be established on or about December 1 st, 2010.


08/06/2010 Update - The LAST DAY TO APPLY for the Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test (ELPAT) Component of the 2010 Firefighter Test is 08/16/2010.

The ELPAT will continue to be administered through September 2010 at the Hudson National Guard Armory.

Please e-mail PAT.Administrator@massmail.state.ma.us with any questions or concerns about the ELPAT component.


07/01/2010 Update - ELPAT APPLICATION PROCESSING RESUMES
The Human Resources Division (HRD) began accepting/processing applications again for the Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test (ELPAT) Component of the 2010 Firefighter Test.

Please email PAT.Administrator@massmail.state.ma.uswith any questions.


REMINDER!!!!
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT APPLIED FOR THE ELPAT COMPONENT

Please be aware that the ELPAT component is 50% of your final examination score, if you have not signed up for the Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test (ELPAT), one of the two components of the 2010 Firefighter Examination Process you need to do so right away.

The Written examination component was held on April 24, 2010 except for those who requested a special accommodation and/or a military make-up date.

You must take and pass both the Written & the ELPAT components in order to be placed on the resulting 2010 eligible list for Firefighter. The Written exam component scores will not be released before the ELPAT testing ends.

The deadline to apply for the ELPAT is August 16 th, 2010.

To sign up for the ELPAT, you may visit https://www.csexam.hrd.state.ma.us/CSExamApply/

E-mail PAT.Administrator@massmail.state.ma.us with any questions or concerns about the ELPAT component.

FIREFIGHTER, MUNICIPAL SERVICE
OPEN COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION

WRITTEN EXAM HELD: APRIL 24, 2010
WRITTEN EXAMINATION NOTICE TO APPEAR & EXAM FORMS INFO

ENTRY LEVEL PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST DATE (ELPAT):
DECEMBER 2009 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2010

The Human Resources Division (HRD) is currently only accepting applications for ELPAT component of the 2010 Firefighter, Municipal Service Examination.

This examination consists of two components : the Written examinationand the Entry Level Physical Ability Test. Candidates MUST TAKE and PASS BOTH components in order to be placed on the eligible list for appointment in a civil service city or town.

The Written examination component was held on April 24, 2010 at various sites across the state.

The ELPAT will continue to be administered through September 2010 at the Hudson National Guard Armory.



Please note that there is only one site available for the ELPAT. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Failure to complete the ELPAT will result in failure of the examination and your name will not be placed on the eligible list. HRD strongly encourages candidates to sign up for and take the ELPAT as soon as possible.

Notice to appear information for the ELPAT will be sent to you via e-mail. A copy of the notice will be placed in your SOARIS account. Applicants are responsible for maintaining current e-mail address information with HRD.

READ THE ENTIRE EXAM ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING

2010 FIREFIGHTER EXAM ANNOUNCEMENT(RTF) rtf format of 2010firefighterposter.rtf

PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST PREPARATION GUIDE(WORD) doc format of Firefighter Physical Ability Test (PAT)...

WRITTEN EXAMINATION ORIENTATION GUIDE(PDF) pdf format of Firefighter Exam Orientation & Preparation Guide - Updated 01/28/2010

APPLY ON-LINE WITH A VISA OR MASTERCARD

2010 ELPAT NOTICE TO APPEAR

A notice to appear informing you of where and when to report to take the ENTRY LEVEL PAT EXAM (the time and location of your exam) will be e-mailed to you approximately 2-7 days after your approved application has been received. If you do not receive your PAT site assignment electronically within one week of your on-line submission, please e-mail us at PAT.Administrator@hrd.state.ma.us

WRITTEN EXAMINATION NOTICE TO APPEAR & EXAM FORMS INFO

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I take the ELPAT before taking the written exam?
There is only one site for the ELPAT and to ensure you receive a space it is recommended that you take the ELPAT, as soon as possible, even before taking the written exam.

What happens if I file applications for both components (the written and ELPAT) and subsequently take and fail the ELPAT before the written exam date (April 24, 2010)?
Since you did not take the written exam yet but have no chance to be on the eligible list due to failing the ELPAT component, you will receive a refund of the written exam component fee.

What happens if I file applications for both components (the written and ELPAT), take and pass the ELPAT before the written exam date (April 24, 2010) and then fail the written exam?
You will not receive a refund for either component since you have taken both components.

I filed an application for the ELPAT and my ELPAT was scheduled for a week later, why so soon?
Resources, time and space are limited to conduct the ELPAT which will be running from December 2009 through September 2010. When you apply for the ELPAT you will be AUTO-SCHEDULED for the FIRST available slot in the ELPAT schedule which begins in December 2009. All ELPAT's will be held at the Hudson Amory.

FIREFIGHTER PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST VIDEO

Last Update: 06/07/2010 11:00 a.m. eastern


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