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2018 Deputy Fire Chief and District Fire Chief Exams

Please find key dates and resources for the promotional exam. Please note this exam series is closed.

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Key Dates for the Promotional Exam / Please note this exam is over.

Application Deadline: April 10, 2018
Notices to Appear for Exam Emailed: May 4, 2018
Written Examination Date: May 19, 2018
Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: May 26, 2018
Score Release Date: July 10, 2018
Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: July 27, 2018
List Established Date: August 15, 2018
Fire Chief Eligible List Maintenance

Written Examination Fee: $250
Location: Various Sites across the state

Exam Eligibility

Please note that participating Departments are listed within the exam posting, and you must find the posting that contains your Department.

1YP-82: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 80% Written Examination, 20% Education & Experience
1YP-442: 1 Year Prior Experience, Examination Weights: 40% Written Examination, 40% Assessment Center, 20% Education & Experience

2018 District Fire Chief (1YP-82)

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

Participating Department: Fall River, Springfield
     Eligible Title for these departments: Fire Captain

2018 District Fire Chief-Boston (1YP-82)

Participating Department: Boston
     Eligible Title for department: Fire Captain

2018 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP-82)

Participating Departments: Beverly, Brookline, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Malden, Medford, Newton, Quincy, Salem, Stoughton, Taunton, Waltham, Watertown
     Eligible Titles for these departments: Fire Captain

Participating Departments: Billerica, Everett, Gloucester, Haverhill, Norwood
     Eligible Titles for these departments: Fire Captain, Fire Lieutenant

Participating Departments:  Abington, Chelmsford
     Eligible Titles for departments: Fire Captain, Firefighter

Participating Departments:  Fall River, Somerville
     Eligible Title for departments: District Fire Chief

Participating Departments: Milford, West Springfield
     Eligible Titles for these departments: Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter

Participating Departments: Andover, West Springfield
     Eligible Title for departments: Fire Lieutenant

Participating Department:  Canton
     Eligible Titles for department: Fire Captain, Fire Lieutenant, Firefighter

2018 Deputy Fire Chief-Boston (1YP-82)

Participating Department: Boston
     Eligible Title for department: District Fire Chief

2018 Deputy Fire Chief (1YP-442)

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

Next steps

  1. Notice to Appear for Examination Emailed: May 4, 2018

    7-10 business days 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.
  2. Education & Experience (E&E) Application Deadline: May 26, 2018

    Promotional exam candidates are required to file their E&E Claim application online; it is a mandatory exam component and will result in a failing score if the claim is not completed online.  Supporting documentation will be accepted up to 7 calendar days following the examination date by mail or email: civilservice@mass.gov

  3. Scores: July 10, 2018

    You will receive your examination result by e-mail.

  4. Education & Experience (E&E) Last Day to Appeal: July 27, 2018

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

  5. Eligible List Established: August 15, 2018

    When the eligible list is established you will be able to view your rank.

Reading Lists

Reading Lists for Statewide Deputy and District Fire Chief Examinations

Reading Lists for Boston Deputy and District Fire Chief Examinations

Employment Verification Form

Employment Verification Form - Deputy Fire Chief, and District Fire Chief Promotional Exams

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