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2024 Statewide Fire Lieutenant and Captain Examinations

Please find the key dates for the promotional examinations and the listing of participating departments.

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Key Dates

Application Opening: February 13, 2024
Application Deadline: March 5, 2024
Notice to Appear for Examination: April 12, 2024
Examination Date: April 27, 2024
Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E) Deadline: May 4, 2024
Score Release Date
       Fire Lieutenant: June 24, 2024
       Fire Captain: June 25, 2024
Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E) Last Day to Appeal
       Fire Lieutenant: July 11, 2024
       Fire Captain: July 12, 2024
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

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

Additional Resources

Next Steps

  1. Create your Civil Service online account.
  2. Read texts on the reading list and review study guide
  3. Apply for the examination beginning February 13, 2024
  4. Application deadline: March 5, 2024
  5. Notice to Appear for Examination: April 12, 2024
  6. Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E) Deadline: May 4, 2024

    Promotional examination candidates are required to file their ECT&E Claims; It is a mandatory examination component and will result in a failing score on the ECT&E component if the claim is not completed.  Supporting documentation will be accepted up to seven calendar days following the examination date by email: civilservice@mass.gov
  7. Score Release Date
           Fire Lieutenant: June 24, 2024
           Fire Captain: June 25, 2024
    Examination results are issued by email.
  8. Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E) Last Day to Appeal
           Fire Lieutenant: July 11, 2024
           Fire Captain: July 12, 2024

    Before filing an appeal regarding your ECT&E claim, please ensure that your submitted documentation supports the information referenced on your ECT&E claim.

  9. Eligible List Established Date: TBD
    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank.

Examination Eligibility

Note: Departments are listed on the specific poster or application for which they are participating in. Please locate the correct application that contains your department.

Definitions

1YP = 1 year of eligibility required in the eligible title 
3YP = 3 years of eligibility required in the eligible title 

Examination Postings, Participating Departments & Eligible Titles

Fire Captain – (1YP)
The examination weights are: 52% Technical Knowledge, 28% Situational Judgment Test and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).

Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant
City/Town: Arlington, Attleboro, Beverly, Billerica, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Cohasset (cancelled), Danvers, Fitchburg, Haverhill, Lynn, Malden, Marshfield, Newton, Norwood, Plymouth, Quincy, Randolph, Reading, Salem, Stoughton, Watertown, Weymouth

Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter
City/Town: Canton, Gardner, Ludlow, Melrose, Nahant, Wrentham


Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Abington, Easthampton, Westfield

Fire Captain - (1YP-442)
The examination weights are: 26% Technical Knowledge, 14% Situational Judgment Test, 40% Assessment Center and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E)
Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant
City/Town: Framingham, Hingham (postponed), Peabody, Tewksbury

Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter
City/Town: Easton

Fire Captain - (1YP-552520)
The examination weights are: 35.75% Technical Knowledge, 19.25% Situational Judgment Test, 25% Assessment Center and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E)
Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter
City/Town: Scituate

Fire Captain - (1YP-60/40)
The examination weights are: 39% Technical Knowledge, 21% Situational Judgment Test and 40% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).
Eligible Title: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter
City/Town: Stoneham

Fire Captain– (1YP-7525)
The examination weights are: 48.75% Technical Knowledge, 26.25% Situational Judgment Test and 25% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Hull

Fire Lieutenant – (1YP)
The examination weights are: 56% Technical Knowledge, 24% Situational Judgment Test and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E). 
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Amesbury, Bedford, Beverly, Chelsea, Cohasset, Danvers, Hudson, Nahant, Norwood, Randolph, Reading, Salem, Saugus, Watertown, West Springfield, Woburn, Wrentham

Fire Lieutenant – (1YP-3232)
The examination weights are: 30% Technical Knowledge, 20% Situational Judgment Test, 30% Assessment Center and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Newburyport, Shrewsbury

Fire Lieutenant – (1YP-442)
The examination weights are: 26% Technical Knowledge, 14% Situational Judgment Test, 40% Assessment Center and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Easton

Fire Lieutenant – (1YP-6040)
The examination weights are: 42% Technical Knowledge, 18% Situational Judgment Test and 40% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Stoneham

Fire Lieutenant – (1YP-622)
The examination weights are: 42% Technical Knowledge, 18% Situational Judgment Test, 20% Assessment Center and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Milford

Fire Lieutenant – (1YP-631)
The examination weights are:42% Technical Knowledge, 18% Situational Judgment Test, 30% Assessment Center and 10% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E)
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Leominster

Fire Lieutenant – (3YP)
The examination weights are: 56% Technical Knowledge, 24% Situational Judgment Test and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E). 
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Brockton, Cambridge, Chicopee, Fall River, Haverhill, Methuen, New Bedford, Peabody, Plymouth, Quincy, Weymouth

Fire Lieutenant – (3YP-442)
The examination weights are: 26% Technical Knowledge, 14% Situational Judgment Test, 40% Assessment Center and 20% Experience/Certification/Training & Education (ECT&E).
Eligible Title: Firefighter
City/Town: Framingham

Note

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Date published: September 25, 2023
Last updated: March 13, 2024

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