Firefighters Civil Service Exam
Becoming a Firefighter
The Gloucester Fire Department hires off a state civil service list, which is established from a statewide exam. These exams are conducted by Massachusetts Civil Service
every other April on the even numbered years.
The Gloucester Fire Department operates two transporting ALS units and as such requires in the Contractual Bargaining Agreement with the Gloucester Firefighters Local L-762 IAFF hiring EMT-Paramedics to the extent allowed by Civil Service laws and the rulings of the Human Resource Division. It is highly advantageous for anyone considering becoming a Gloucester Firefighter to become a licensed EMT-Paramedic.