The Buffalo Fire Department wants you

Posted at 11:41 AM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 11:41:57-05

The City of Buffalo's recruitment campaign for the 2018 Buffalo Firefighter Exam is in full swing.  The theme of the recruitment effort is "Move Up the Ladder. Start a Career in the Buffalo Fire Department."

"The firefighter exam is only offered every four years, so it is critical to inform as many Buffalo residents as possible about the opportunity. A career with the Buffalo Fire Department not only offers an opportunity to provide a critical service to the people of our City, firefighting is also a personally and financially rewarding profession," Mayor Brown said.

The deadline for submitting exam applications is Monday, April 9, 2018.

The exam will be given on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Applications are now available through the City's Department of Human Resources, all City firehouses,
as well as City Community Centers. Applications and an Exam Guide are also available online at:  A $25 exam fee is required to be paid at the time of application.

To be eligible to take the exam, candidates must:
• Be 19 years old as of Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and be at least 20 years old at the time of appointment.
• Be a full-time resident of the City of Buffalo a minimum of 90 days prior to 4/9/2018 and continue city residency until the time of appointment.
• Be a U.S. Citizen.
• Have earned a H.S. diploma or GED.
• Be willing and able to perform physically demanding work, and able to manage stress and adverse outcomes well.

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