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8/23/2019 - Firefighter Recruitment 2019


 Firefighter Recruitment 2019


Fire Fighter/EMT - Pay grade 37 - $54,390 - $64,976 (as of November 1, 2019)


Perform skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires; in rendering medical assistance at medical and other emergency scenes; and in operating and maintaining Fire Department equipment, apparatus, and work environment.


Application Period: Thursday, August 22, 2019 through Thursday, October 31, 2019


Application Deadline: October 31, 2019 by 11:59 PM EST



  • Must be at least 21 years of age by October 31, 2019.
  • Must be a United States Citizen, and furnish a birth certificate.
  • Must possess and furnish a copy of valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • Successful completion of the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs Physical Performance Assessment (PPA) by October 31, 2019.  (October 2018, April 2019 certifications will be accepted).
  • Must be able to obtain Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification by the start of academy (March 2020).



60% Written

40% Oral


The minimum passing score required on both examinations shall be 70 points.


Apply online at www.FirefighterApp.com. For more information please contact the Human Resources Department at (401)-435-7766.


The City of East Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services. 


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