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2020 Municipal Firefighter Exam Postponement Update

Due to the ongoing events surrounding the COVID-19, the 2020 Firefighter Exam remains postponed.

A new date for the written examination originally scheduled for Saturday, March 21, 2020 has not yet been determined.

When a new date has been determined, we will notify all candidates via email. 

Additional information and updates will be posted here as they become available.

At this time, our plan is to administer this examination in the Summer 2020.

We apologize for this inconvenience and will continue to keep all candidates informed as new information becomes available.


Please find the key dates and other information 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: TBD

Written Test Date: March 21, 2020 has been Postponed / New Written Test Date will Be Determined  later

Notices to Appear for ELPAT Emailed: TBD
Score Release Date: TBD
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment 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. Read Firefighter Written Test Preparation Guide.
  2. Notice to Appear for Examination: TBD

    Two weeks 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.

How to Apply for 2020 Firefighter Exam

The registration period for the 2020 Firefighter exam ends.

2020 Municipal Firefighter exam poster

2019 Police Officer exam button

  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.

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