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2020 Municipal Firefighter Exam

Please find key dates and resources for the entry-level exam.

The 2020 Municipal Firefighter Exam consists of two components, a written test 50% and an entry-level physical ability test (ELPAT) 50%.

Key Dates for the Firefighter Exam

Application Opening: October 28, 2019
Application Deadline: February 4, 2020*
Notices to Appear for Written Test Emailed: March 7, 2020
Written Test Date: March 21, 2020
Notices to Appear for ELPAT Emailed: TBD
Score Release Date: TBD
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Established Date: TBD

Eligibility: Entry-level, open to public
Written Test Location: Various Sites across the state
ELPAT Test Location: 571A Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
Examination Fee: $200*

* There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after February 4, 2020. Applications will NOT be accepted after February 18, 2020.

Next Steps

  1. Create your Civil Service online account.
  2. Apply for 2020 Firefighter Exam.
  3. Read Firefighter Written Test Preparation Guide.
  4. Find out upcoming Open Houses for 2020 Firefighter Exam.

How to Apply for 2020 Firefighter Exam

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  1. Find the application for 2020 Firefighter Exam.
  2. Read about the exam 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 Houses for 2020 Firefighter Exam




02/04/2020 5:30pm-7:30pm

2020 Boston Firefighter Exam Information Session 

Asian American Civic Association (AACA),
87 Tyler street, Chinatown , Boston, MA 02111

02/01/2020 12pm-1:30pm

2020 Municipal Firefighter Exam - Information Session

KAY PAM , 6 Livingstone Street, Dorchester, MA 02124

01/31/2020 6pm-8pm

2020 Boston Fire Fighter Exam Information Session
at Tobin Community Center

1481 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02120

01/30/2020 7pm-9pm

Framingham Fire Department Open House

Fire Headquarters,
10 Loring Drive, 2nd Floor, Framingham, MA 01702

01/27/2020 6pm-8pm

2020 Boston Fire Fighter Exam Information Session
- Boston Society of Vulcans

Mass. Assoc. of Minority Law Enforcement Officers (MAMLEO) Office,
61 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02121

01/25/2020 10am-12pm

Worcester Fire Department Open House

Worcester Fire Training Division,
141 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605

01/23/2020 6pm-8pm

Springfield Fire Department Open House

Duggan Middle School Auditorium,
1015 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA 01109

01/22/2020 5:30pm-7:30pm

Worcester Fire Department Open House

Worcester Fire Training Division,
141 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605

01/21/2020 6pm - 8 pm

Cambridge Fire Department – Information Session 

Elks Club, 55 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

01/16/2020 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Lowell Fire Department Open House for 2020 Firefighter Exam 

276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01852

01/15/2020 6pm-8pm

Springfield Fire Department Open House

Urban League, 1 Federal Street, Springfield, MA 01105

12/11/2019 6pm - 8pm

North Andover Fire Department Open House

795 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845

12/07/2019 1pm-2:30pm

2020 Municipal Firefighter Exam Info 

6 S Main Street, Stetson Hall, Randolph, MA 02368

11/16/2019 10am

Somerville Fire Department Open House

266 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145


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