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2024 Statewide District & Deputy Fire Chief Examinations

Please find key dates and resources for the promotional exam.

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Key Dates

Application Opening: August 9, 2024
Application Deadline: September 17, 2024
Notice to Appear for Examination: November 1, 2024
Examination Date: November 16, 2024
Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E) Application Deadline: TBD
Score Release Date: TBD
Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

Written Examination Fee: $150
Location: Various Sites across the state
Eligibility: This is a departmental promotional examination. Please refer to the examination poster/application for specific information.

Examinations & Participating Departments

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

Deputy Fire Chief 1YP
The examination weights are: 44% Technical Knowledge, 36% Situational Judgment and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E). 

Eligible Title: District Fire Chief
City/Town: Fall River

Eligible Title: Fire Captain
City/Town: Quincy, Waltham, Watertown, Westfield, Weymouth

Eligible Title: Fire Captain, Fire Lieutenant
City/Town: Canton, Gloucester, Methuen

Deputy Fire Chief 1YP-442
The examination weights are: 22% Technical Knowledge, 18% Situational Judgment, 40% Assessment Center and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).

Eligible Title: Fire Captain
City/Town: Wakefield

District Fire Chief 1YP
The examination weights are: The examination weights are: 48% Technical Knowledge, 32% Situational Judgment and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E). 

Eligible Title: Fire Captain
City/Town: Attleboro, Fall River, Springfield

Eligible Title: Fire Captain, Fire Lieutenant
City/Town: Plymouth

Additional Resources

Next Steps

  1. Read texts on the reading list.
    2024 Deputy Fire Chief Reading List
    2024 District Fire Chief Reading List
     
  2. Apply for the examinations beginning on August 9, 2024
  3. Notice to Appear for Examination: November 1, 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.
  4. Examination Date: November 16, 2024
  5. Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E) Application Deadline: TBD

    Promotional examination candidates are required to file their ECT&E Claims; It is an exam component and will result in a failing score for the ECT&E component 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

  6. Score Release Date: TBD

    Your examination result will be emailed.

  7. 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.

  8. Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD
     

Note

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Date published: May 17, 2024
Last updated: May 30, 2024

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