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2020 Fire Lieutenant and Captain Exams

Please find the key dates for the promotional exams and the listing of participating departments.

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Key Dates for the Promotional Exams

Application Opening: August 25, 2020
Application Deadline: September 15, 2020

Notice to Appear for Exam: November 6, 2020
Examination Date: November 21, 2020 (Saturday)
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: November 28, 2020
Score Release Date: January 19, 2021
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: February 5, 2021
Eligible List Establishment Date: March 1, 2021

Examination Fee: $250
Location: Various sites across the state
Eligibility: This is a departmental promotional exam. Please refer to the exam poster/application for specific information.

Additional Resources

Next Steps

  1. Create your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read texts on the reading list.
  3. Registrations for 2020 Fire Lieutenant and Captain Exams have been closed on September 15, 2020.
  4. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: November 28, 2020

    Promotional exam candidates are required to file their E&E Claims; It is a mandatory exam component and will result in a failing score if the claim is not completed.  Supporting documentation will be accepted up to 7 calendar days following the examination date by email: civilservice@mass.gov
  5. Scores: January 19, 2021

    Exam scores have been emailed.
     
  6. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: February 5, 2021

    Before filing an appeal regarding your E&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your E&E claim.
  7. Eligible List Establishment Date: March 1, 2021

    The Eligible list has been established. please check your rank.

Exam Eligibility

Note: Departments are listed on the specific poster or application for which they are participating in. Please locate the correct application that contains your department.

Definitions

1YP = 1 year of eligibility required in the eligible title
3YP = 3 years of eligibility required in the eligible title

Examination titles followed by:

(1YP) and (3YP): The examination weights are 80% written examination; 20% Education & Experience.

(YP-6040): The examination weights are 60% written examination; 40% Education & Experience.

(YP-442): The examination weights are: 40% written examination; 40% Assessment Center; 20% Education & Experience.

(YP-552520): The examination weights are: 55% written examination; 25% Assessment Center; 20% Education & Experience.

Fire Lieutenant (1YP)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Andover, Arlington, Attleboro, Billerica, Bourne, Burlington, Canton, Danvers, Dracut, Everett, Fairhaven, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Holyoke, Marshfield, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, North Andover, North Attleboro, Reading, Tewksbury, Shrewsbury, Stoughton, Wakefield, Ware, West Springfield, Winchester,  Winthrop, Wrentham

Fire Lieutenant (1YP-352)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Belmont

Fire Lieutenant (1YP-442)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Hingham, Natick

Fire Lieutenant (1YP-552520)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Scituate

Fire Lieutenant (1YP-622)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Leominster

Fire Lieutenant (1YP-721)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Rockland

Fire Lieutenant (3YP)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Brookline, Cambridge, Lawrence, Lowell,  Lynn, Malden, Medford, Newton, Pittsfield, Plymouth, Revere, Somerville, Springfield, Taunton, Waltham

Fire Lieutenant (3YP-442)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Chicopee

Fire Captain (1YP)
Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant
City/Town: Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Cohasset, Everett, Fall River, Gardner, Greenfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lowell, Medford, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Reading, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, Springfield, Taunton, Wakefield, Waltham, Woburn, Worcester

Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter
City/Town: Canton, Gloucester, Methuen, Nahant, Norwood, Whitman

Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Abington, Athol, Easthampton, Hanover, Westfield, Wrentham

Fire Captain (1YP-244)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Hull

Fire Captain (1YP-352)
Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant
City/Town: Belmont

Fire Captain (1YP-442)
Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant
City/Town: Hingham, Natick

Fire Captain (1YP-552520)
Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter
City/Town: Scituate

Fire Captain (1YP-622)
Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter
City/Town: Bedford

Fire Captain (1YP-6040)
Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter
City/Town: Stoneham

Fire Captain (10YP)

Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Chelmsford

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