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2023 Municipal Firefighter Examination

Please find the key dates and other information for the entry-level examination.

The 2023 Municipal Firefighter Examination consists of two components, a written test and an entry-level physical ability test (ELPAT).

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ELPAT Update

Notice to Appear for Entry-Level Physical Ability Test (ELPAT): Two weeks prior to your scheduled date and time.  You will receive a notice to appear by email with detailed information and date/ time of your ELPAT Test.  Please check your junk or spam email folder before contacting our office at elpat@mass.gov ELPAT Test Location: 571A Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749

Key Dates for the Municipal Firefighter Examination

Application Opening: July 1, 2023
Application Deadline: August 29, 2023*
Notices to Appear for Written Test: September 29, 2023
Written Examination Beginning Date: October 14, 2023, through October 21, 2023
Please Note: The original examination date of October 14 will be utilized for all statutory purposes.
Notices to Appear for ELPAT: After taking the written examination, you will receive your notice approximately two weeks prior to your scheduled date and time for the ELPAT.
Score Release Date: March 7, 2024
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: March 24, 2024
Eligible List Establishment Date: April 1, 2024

Written Test Location: Various Sites across the Commonwealth
ELPAT Test Location: 571A Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749

Additional Resources

Exam Fees and Fee Waiver Information

Examination Fee: $75*
Examination Fee Waiver Form Available Online
*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after August 29, 2023. Applications will NOT be accepted after September 12, 2023 .

Next Steps

  1. Create or log in to your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read the Firefighter Written Test Preparation Guide.
  3. Apply for the exam beginning July 1, 2023.
  4. Notices to Appear for Written Test: September 29, 2023
    Candidates will receive their Notice to Appear by email approximately two weeks prior to their scheduled date and time for the written examination.
     
  5. Written Examination beginning date: October 14, 2023*
    The Notice to Appear will provide detailed information. Please check your junk or spam email folder before contacting our office.
  6. Notice to Appear for Entry-Level Physical Ability Test (ELPAT): Two weeks prior to your scheduled date and time
    You will receive a notice to appear by email with detailed information and date/ time of your ELPAT Test.  Please check your junk or spam email folder before contacting our office. ELPAT Test Location: 571A Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
  7. Score Release Date: March 7, 2024
  8. Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: March 24, 2024
  9. Eligible List Establishment Date: April 1, 2024
     

How to Apply for the Municipal Firefighter Examination

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  1. Apply for 2023 Firefighter Examination.
  2. Read about the examination information and find out if you’re eligible to take the exam.
  3. Click Apply in the top right corner of the exam poster and follow the instructions to submit your application.
  4. Once you’ve successfully submitted your application, you’ll see a Click to Pay button. Click the button to pay for your exam. Be sure to pay for the correct exam.
  5. You’ll receive two confirmation emails when you’ve completed the process:

     an email confirming that your application has been received
    ♦ an email confirming that your payment has been received

Your application is not complete until you have received both confirmation emails. Once you receive the successful payment confirmation email, you may ignore the option to Submit Payment which may still be displayed in your account.

Open House for 2023 Firefighter Exam

Candidates are advised to apply 2023 Firefighter Exam as soon as possible and encourage to visit local Fire Station during the Open House.

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Please find the previous open house list here

Note - Ensure current email address on account

Please ensure that your email address is current on your account. If you need to change anything on your account, please see here for instructions: 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.

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Date published: June 8, 2023
Last updated: November 8, 2023

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