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2020 Municipal Firefighter Examination Update

The Entry-Level Physical Ability Test (ELPAT) will begin in August, 2020!
ATTENTION

Update: November 4, 2020

The written component of the Municipal Firefighter examination has been announced.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

•     Candidates will continue to be scheduled to take the physical component or Entry Level Physical Ability Test (ELPAT) at our testing facility in Hudson. Testing will continue through 2020.

•     Approximately 2,500 candidates have taken the ELPAT and if you have not, you will receive a detailed Notice to Appear approximately 2 weeks before your scheduled ELPAT.

•    Candidates who have successfully taken the ELPAT from August through October will be scheduled for the first round of written test dates later this month and will receive a detailed Notice to Appear for the written portion.

•    Candidates who have successfully taken the ELPAT in November will be scheduled to take the written test on one of several dates in December.

•    All remaining candidates will be scheduled to take the written test on one of several dates in January. 

Please check your email for additional information.

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Please find the key dates and other information for the entry-level examination.

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

Key Dates for the Firefighter Examination

Application Opening: October 28, 2019
Application Deadline: February 4, 2020*
Notices to Appear for ELPAT: Sent two weeks prior to your scheduled date and time

Notices to Appear for Written Test: Two weeks prior to your scheduled examination date
Written Test Date: Please see your Notice to Appear
Score Release Date: TBD
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD

ELPAT Test Location: 571A Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
Written Test Location: Various Sites across the state
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 the Firefighter Written Test Preparation Guide.
  2. Notice to Appear for Entry-Level Physical Ability Test (ELPAT) sent two weeks prior to your scheduled date and time.

    You will receive a notice to appear by email with detailed information and date/ time of your examination.  Please check your junk or spam email folder before contacting our office.
    ELPAT Test Location: 571A Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
     
  3. Written Test Date will be notified by email

    Two weeks before the written 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.

The Notice to Appear will provide detailed information. Please check your junk or spam email folder before contacting our office.

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How to Apply for 2020 Firefighter Examination

The registration period for the 2020 Firefighter examination has ended.

2020 Municipal Firefighter examination poster

2019 Police Officer exam button

  1. Find the application for 2020 Firefighter Examination.
  2. Read about the examination 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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Please ensure that your email address is current on your account. If you need to change anything on your account, please see here for instructions: Update Your Account Contact Information. All notices are sent by email. Please check your junk or spam mail folder for the email before contacting this office. You are also able to view all email notices sent to you from our office by logging into your Civil Service account and viewing your inbox.

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