2012 Firefighter Exam

In 2012, the Massachusetts Human Resources Division will be conduction a civil service exam in order to create a list of candidates eligible to fill open positions in fire departments around Massachusetts.

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In order to be considered, you must complete two examinations, a written exam and a physical ability test.

The written examination will be held on April 28, 2012. The deadline to apply for the written exam is March 19, 2012 and there is a $100 application fee necessary to take the exam.

The physical abilities portion of the exam is scheduled by the candidate and can take place anywhere from February to August of 2012. The deadline to apply for the physical abilities test is June 29, 2012 and must be taken by August 14, 2012 at the latest. There is also a $100 application fee required to take this portion of the test. All physical abilities exams are administered at the Hudson National Guard Armory.

A notice will be sent to applicants giving the time and location of the written portion of the exam.

Fees for the exam may be waived depending on the applicants receipt of certain state or federal assistance, unemployment insurance, or worker’s compensation.

In order to apply for the exam, you must first read the official exam announcement on the Human Resources Division webpage. The announcement contains detailed information about how to apply for the exam and what to expect in each part.

Should you have any questions about the firefighter exam, please contact my office at 617-722-2380 for assistance.

1 comment

  1. Ryan Meehan - Reply


    I was just wondering, as a resident of Cambridge, how many firefighters are being hired on this year? I am planning on taking the make-up exam for the written test when i arrive home in June from overseas.

    Thank You for any insight
    Ryan Meehan

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