Fire Fighter Municipal Exam Apr 24. Exam Deadline Mar. 16


Do you or someone you know possess strength, courage and a willingness to help those in need? Perhaps you are ready to pursue a career as a fire fighter! This is an opportunity to provide service to the community, while taking advantage of the generous City of Cambridge benefits. The deadline is quickly approaching.  Apply now for a chance at a new and exciting career!

The City of Cambridge is currently recruiting applicants to take the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Open Competitive Examination for Fire Fighter Municipal Service. To be eligible to take the exam, you must be at least 19 years of age as of April 1, 2010. For the City of Cambridge there is no maximum age.

The examination consists of two components:  the Written Examination and the Physical Abilities Test. Candidates must take and pass both components in order to be placed on the eligible list for appointment in a civil service city or town.

Component 1   WRITTEN EXAM

Written Examination Date:                                            April 24, 2010  
Written Examination Announcement Number:         4813
Application Deadline:                                                    March 16, 2010*
Written Examination Fee:                                              $100

*There is an additional $50 processing fee for application received after this date. Applications for the written exam will not be accepted after April 1, 2010.


Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test (ELPAT):       Dec 2009-Sept 3 2010.

ELPAT Announcement Number:                            4814

Physical Abilities Test Fee:                                     $100

Location:                                                                      Hudson National Guard Armory

Please note that there is only one site available for the ELPAT.  This component of the exam must be completed by September 3, 2010.  Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.  Failure to complete the ELPAT deadline of September 3, 2010 will result in a failed final exam score and your name will not be placed on the eligible list.  HRD strongly encourages candidates to sign up for and take the 2010 Firefighter PAT as soon as possible.

Apply online with Visa or MasterCard at: at 

Applications and additional information regarding eligibility, application fees/waivers and the examination process are also available by contacting or going to:

Cambridge City Hall (Personnel Department in Room 309), 617 349-4332
Fire Headquarters (491 Broadway Street), 617 349-4921
Commonwealth Of MA Human Resources Division, 617 878-9895

The City of Cambridge is a welcoming community. We encourage women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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