Becoming a Firefighter

new recruits cutting cake

The Cambridge Fire Department hires through the civil service process, which entails first taking a written exam and a physical ability test.  These are usually conducted every three years and coordinated by the Massachusetts Human Resources Division.  The last written exam was given on April 26, 2014.  

Here is a link to the state's Human Resources Division site for more information; it includes the firefighter exam orientation and preparation guide, as well as the firefighter physical ability test (PAT) preparation guide: Fire Information Civil Service

New Recruits June 2013