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2021 Statewide District/Deputy Fire Chief Examinations

Please find key dates and resources for the promotional exam.

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Key Dates for the Promotional Examinations

Application Opening: February 23, 2021
Application Deadline: March16, 2021
Notices to Appear for Examinations: April 28, 2021
Examination Date: May 12, 2021 (Wednesday)
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: May 19, 2021
Score Release Date: TBD
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

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

Additional Resources

Next Steps

  1. Read texts on the reading list.
  2. Registration for the exams has been closed.
  3. Notice to Appear for Examination: April 28, 2021

    Two weeks before the examination date you will receive a notice to appear by e-mail. The notice will tell you the location and the time to appear for your examination. Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the e-mail before contacting this office.
  4. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: May 19, 2021

    Promotional examination 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: TBD

    You have received your examination result by email.

  6. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD

    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: TBD

    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank.

Exam Eligibility

Please note that participating departments are listed within the examination posting, and you must find the posting that contains your department.

1YP: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 80% Written Examination, 20% Education & Experience

2021 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP)

Participating Department: Beverly, Brockton, Dedham, Everett, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lowell, Randolph, Westfield, Weymouth
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain

Participating Department: Canton
     Eligible Titles for department: Firefighter, Fire Lieutenant, Fire Captain

Participating Department: Gloucester
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Lieutenant, Fire Captain

Participating Department: Bourne, Milton, West Springfield
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Lieutenant

Participating Department: New Bedford, Plymouth
     Eligible Titles for department: District Fire Chief

2021 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP-442)

Participating Department: Natick
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain

Participating Department: Needham, Salem
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Lieutenant, Fire Captain

2021 District Fire Chief (1YP)
Participating Department: Attleboro, Lynn, New Bedford, Somerville, Worcester
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain

Note

Please ensure that your email address is current on your account. If you need to change anything on your account, please follow the instruction How to update Your Account Contact Information. All notices are sent by email. Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the email before contacting this office. You are also able to view all email notices sent to you from our office by logging into your Civil Service account and viewing your inbox.

Contact

Phone

Telephone (617) 878-9700
Toll Free within Massachusetts 1-(800)-392-6178

Fax

(617) 727-0399

Address

100 Cambridge Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
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