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Fire Department

The Fire Department is an organization of dedicated professionals who are committed to serving the community by protecting life, property, and the environment through prevention, education, emergency medical and fire services.

Apply to Become a Firefighter

  • The written exam will be held on April 16th, 2016.

  • The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

  • There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after March 1, 2016.

  • Applications will NOT be accepted after March 21, 2016.

Open Houses

We will be hosting a series of open houses to provide information about the upcoming firefighter's exam. Open houses will be held on Saturdays from 10 AM- 12 PM on the following dates at the listed locations:

  • January 6, E41 & L14 460, Cambridge St Brighton

  • January 20, E9 & L21 360, Saratoga St East Boston

  • February 5, E24 & L23, 36 Washington St Dorchester

  • February 12, E28 & TL10, 746 Centre St Jamaica Plain

  • February 19, E14 & L4, 174 Dudley St Roxbury

  • February 26, E48 & L28, 60 Fairmont Ave Hyde Park

  • March 2, E52 & L29, 975 Blue Hill Ave Dorchester

We will also host a test preparation session at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St, Dorchester on March 29, 2016 from 6 PM - 8 PM. All events are free and open to the public. Cancelations due to inclement weather will be posted on facebook.com/bostonfiredepartment

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  • New Ordinance Enacted in Boston

    Regulating the use and sale of outdoor cooking appliances, outdoor patio and space heaters, outdoor decorative appliances, and outdoor fireplaces. On July 30, 2014 the Boston City Council amended the Boston Fire Prevention Code by passing Article XXXIII of the Boston Fire Prevention Code.

    Article XXXIII of the Boston Fire Prevention Code

  • Think Safety First When Planning Your Barbecue

    BFD offers tips and advice on barbecue safety.

    Barbecue Safety Information

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  • Fourth of July Safety Press Conference
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