Civil Service now accepting applications for 2012 Firefighters exam

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Civil Service is now accepting applications for the 2012 Firefighters exam.

This examination consists of two components: the written examination and the Entry-Level Physical Abilities Test (ELPAT). 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.

1. Written Examination Date: April 28, 2012

Written Examination Announcement Number: 5012

Application Deadline: March 19, 2012*

Written Examination Fee: $100

Location: Various sites across the state

*There is an additional $50 processing fee for applications received after this date. Applications for the written exam will not be accepted after April 2, 2012.

2. ELPAT Examination Dates: February 2012 – August 2012

ELPAT Announcement Number: 5013

Application Deadline: June 29, 2012

*ELPAT Fee: $100

Location: Hudson National Guard Armory

*There is an additional $50 processing fee for applications received after this date. Applications for the ELPAT will not be accepted after July 31, 2012.

Please note that there is only one site available for the ELPAT. This component of the exam must be completed by August 14, 2012. Appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Failure to complete the ELPAT by the deadline of August 14, 2012, will result in failure of the examination and your name will not be placed on the eligible list. HRD strongly encourages candidates to sign up for and take the ELPAT as soon as possible.

Apply on-line with Visa or MasterCard at: https://www.csexam.hrd.state.ma.us/hrd/ Applicants that are eligible for the waiver or that would like pay by cashiers check will need to request a paper application. You can obtain a paper application at Civil Service at 1 Ashburton Place or at Boston Fire Headquarters at 115 Southampton St, by calling 617-878-9895 or 617-343-3024 or by e-mail at michelle.mccourt.bfd@cityofboston.gov

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