Becoming a Firefighter
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