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2022 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: March 8, 2022
Application Deadline: March 29, 2022
Notice to Appear for Examination: May 6, 2022
Examination Date: May 21, 2022
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: May 28, 2022
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 is available under the Exam Eligibility section.
  3. Notice to Appear for Examination: May 6, 2022

    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 28, 2022

    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

    Your examination result will be emailed.

  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

2022 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP)

Participating Department: Brookline, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Lawrence, Malden, Medford, Newton, Quincy, Revere, Stoughton, Taunton, Waltham, Watertown
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain

Participating Department: Andover
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Lieutenant

Participating Department: Bourne
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter

Participating Department: Everett, Methuen, Weymouth
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain, Fire Lieutenant

Participating Department: Abington, Westfield
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain, Firefighter

Participating Department: Somerville
     Eligible Titles for department: District Fire Chief

Participating Department: Fall River
     Eligible Titles for department: District Fire Chief, Fire Captain

2022 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP442)

Participating Department: Chicopee, Framingham
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain

2022 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP552520)

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

2022 District Fire Chief (1YP)
Participating Department: Attleboro, Fall River, Plymouth, Springfield
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain

 

Note

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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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