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 exams are conducted and coordinated by the Massachusetts Human Resources Division/Civil Service.

The MA Firefighter Entrance Exam for 2021 has been posted!

This is a great opportunity to become a Cambridge Firefighter & give back to our city by helping others. The application deadline is 7 Sep 2021. Written test is 30 Oct 2021. For more information on the entrance exam process, go to:


New Recruits June 2013