Firefighters Civil Service Exam
Becoming a Firefighter
The Gloucester Fire Department hires off of 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 (per 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 Resources Division. It is currently required for anyone considering becoming a Gloucester Firefighter to be a licensed EMT-Paramedic to be considered.