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     How to become a firefighter?

      1)    You first must meet the following requirements to be eligible to take the civil service exam.

                 -     Must be at least 19 years old when the application is due and younger than 32 years
                       old at   the date of the examination.

                -      Must be a U.S. citizen

                -      Must have a High school diploma

      2)    The second step is to register to take the civil service exam.

                -      The civil service exam is held every two years. The next civil service exam will be in
      the spring   of  2014. For more information and exact exam dates please click the
      following link;
          
 Massachusetts Civil Service Information   

                -      The civil service exam consists of two parts, the written exam and the physical exam.
     You    must   take and pass both the written and physical exam in order for your name
      to appear on  the eligible list.

      3)    Upon passing the civil service exam you are now eligible to become a fire fighter. There are
              additional steps that can greatly improve your chances of being hired.

                -      Become a certified EMT (Emergency Medical Technician). There are multiple
                  EMT-Basic courses on the south shore. For a complete list of accredited courses in
                  MA please click the following link;

            Massachusetts Accredited EMT Training Institutions

    -      After completing the EMT-Basic course, the next course to take is the paramedic
      course.  This course can be taken at many of the same sites the EMT-Basic is 
          
offered.

      4)    Applicants must also be a non-smoker. Before offer of employment applicant will also be
             subject to extensive background checks. A drug test and psychological exam are also issued.

          

   


 
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