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 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 Resources Division. It is highly advantageous for anyone considering becoming a Gloucester Firefighter to become a licensed EMT-Paramedic.