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2024 Fire Chief Exam (May)

Please find the key dates and other information for the promotional exam.

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Key Dates for the Fire Chief Exam (May)

Application Opening Date: February 13, 2024
Application Deadline: March 12, 2024
Notice to Appear Release Date: April 17, 2024
Written Exam Administration Date: May 1, 2024
Assessment Center Administration Date: May 4, 2024
Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E)
 Deadline: May 8, 2024
Score Release Date: TBD
ECT&E Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date:

Written Exam Location: TBD
AC Exam Location: Hudson, MA
Application Fee: $150

Additional Resources

Next Steps

  1. Create or log in your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read texts on the reading list.

    o   2024 Fire Chief Reading List

  3. Apply for the Examination 

  4. Notice to Appear for Written Examination will be emailed: April 17, 2024
    Two weeks before the examination date you will receive a notice to appear by email.  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 email before contacting this office.
  5. Written exam administration date: May 1, 2024
  6. Assessment center administration date: May 4, 2024
  7. Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E) Deadline: May 8, 2024
    Promotional exam candidates are required to file their Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&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 seven calendar days following the written examination date by email: civilservice@mass.gov

  8. Score release date: TBD

    You will receive your examination result by email.

  9. Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
    Before filing an appeal regarding your ECT&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your ECT&E claim.

  10. 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 exam posting, and you must find the posting that contains your department.


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

2024 Fire Chief

Fire Chief (1YP-442)
The examination weights are: 40% Written Examination (Technical Knowledge); 40% Assessment Center; 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).

Eligible Title: Deputy Fire Chief
City/Town: Taunton

Eligible Title: Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Captain
City/Town: Westfield


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Date published: October 11, 2023
Last updated: February 21, 2024

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