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Eastchester Accepts Applications For Firefighter Exam

Starting salaries for Eastchester Fire Department.
Starting salaries for Eastchester Fire Department. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Eastchester is accepting only online applications for the 2015 firefighter examination.

The nonrefundable application processing fee must be paid online using a credit card. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Pre-paid cards are accepted. For questions, call 914-995-2388.

Eligible candidates are at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, a high school equivalency diploma issued by any state department or a report from the U.S. armed forces certifying completion general educational development tests at the high school level.

A valid driver’s license is required to operate a motor vehicle in the state of New York at the time of appointment.

Candidates must also pass medical and physical fitness screening tests consistent with National Fire Protection Association 1582 standards prior to appointment.

Before permanent appointment, applicants must complete the authorized training course for firefighters and receive the appropriate training certificate within 18 months of the date of hire.

Applicants are required to submit a Cross Filer Form to the Westchester County Department of Human Resources no less than two weeks prior to the examination.

A complete application form and filling fee must be submitted by Monday, Jan. 26.

Click here for the examination application.

Unless otherwise notified, candidates are permitted to use quiet, hand-held solar or battery powered calculators. Devices with typewriter keyboards, spell checkers, personal digital assistants, address books, language translators, dictionaries, or any similar devices are prohibited. Access to books or other reference materials is not allowed during the examination.

A guide for the Written Test for Firefighter is available by clicking here . A paper copy can be requested from the Westchester County Department of Human Resources at 148 Martine Ave,, Suite 100, White Plains.

The current Medical Standards of the National Fire Protection Association is available at the Westchester County Department of Human Resources for a fee of $10. The Candidate Physical Ability Test Orientation and Preparation Guide can be accessed by clicking here or by visiting the Westchester County Department of Human Resources.

For questions, call 914-995-2117.

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