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Applications now open for 2022 City of Buffalo Firefighter Entry Exam

Posted at 4:16 PM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 16:17:44-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Applications are now open for the 2022 City of Buffalo Firefighter Entry Exam.

Mayor Byron Brown joined Buffalo Fire Department Commissioner William Renaldo, City Human Resources Commissioner Gladys Herndon-Hill and Members of the Firefighter Recruitment Team, Monday to announce a new outreach recruitment campaign aimed at encouraging minorities, women, and veterans to join the ranks.

As we continue to invest in the Fire Department, we are committed to filling its ranks with qualified men and women who represent our city’s diverse communities. The BFD offers challenging and fulfilling career opportunities, and we encourage all eligible Buffalo residents to apply to take the test and become one of the brave in the Buffalo Fire Department.
- Mayor Brown
This recruitment campaign is critical to ensuring that the Fire Department’s ranks reflect the communities they serve. We are confident that this outreach campaign will spur great interest and encourage the many diverse groups that make up our City to apply for the upcoming firefighter exam.
- Commissioner Renaldo

The next Firefighter Civil Service Exam will be on June 4, you can apply from now until April 29. For more information or to download a copy of the application you can click here. You can also visit room 1001 at Buffalo's City Hall to pick up an application.

To be eligible:

  • Must be 19 years old at the time of the examination and 20 years old at the time of appointment
  • Must be a full-time resident of the City of Buffalo as of January 29, 2022 and maintain city residence
  • Willing and able to perform physically demanding work
  • Manages stress and adverse outcomes well