Cleveland Fire Dept., Fire exam, July 31st, 2010
The 2010 Cleveland Firefighter Examination Written Test will be held at 9:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at the Cleveland Convention Center Complex, 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland OH 44114.
Filing of Application
Application must be made on an official Civil Service Application form obtainable at the Cleveland Convention Center, 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland OH 44114.
Applications may be obtained and filed during the period of Monday, April 19, 2010, through Friday, April 30, 2010. Weekday hours are 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010, hours are 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Applications will also be accepted at the following recreation centers from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on the date listed:
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Place: Gunning Recreation Center
16700 Puritas Avenue
Date: Wedensday, April 21, 2010
Place: Kenneth L. Johnson Recreation Center
9206 Woodland Avenue
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Place: Estabrook Recreation Center
4125 Fulton Road
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Place: Sterling Recreation Center
1380 E. 32nd Street
Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Place: Cudell Recreation Center
1910 West Boulevard
Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010
Place: Thurgood Marshall Recreation Center
8611 Hough Avenue
Applications will not be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2010. It is the policy of the Civil Service Commission that no late filing will be permitted.
Applications are required to pay a non-refundable filing fee of $10.00 (cash, money order, or bank check only. No personal checks will be accepted.). Bank check or money order must be made payable to the City of Cleveland. Those individuals presenting proof of unemployment or public assistance at the time of filing will be exempt from the fee. A coy of such proof must be included with the application.
All applications must be notarized prior to filing. As a courtesy, a Notary Public MAY be available to notarize the appropriate documents for a standard fee of $2.00.
Age: Applicant must be a minimum of 18 years of age and no older than 35 years of age at the time of appointment to the City of Cleveland Fire Training Academy.
Education: Applicants must indicate in their application, and present proof at the time of filing, that they have received a high school diploma* from an accredited educational institution or have satisfactorily completed the General Education Development (GED) test. One of the following must be presented at the time of filing:
A. High school diploma
C. Letter on official stationery from high school or board of education stating that the applicant did graduate.
D. DD-214 (Separation from Active Duty) which indicates the individual graduated from high school or passed the General Education Development test.
E. For those students about to graduate, a letter on official stationery from their high school stating that they will graduate at the end of this school year. Such applicant must submit a copy of one of the above items or a copy of an official transport indicating graduation date to the Civil Service office no later than July 1, 2010.
*If the applicant graduated from, for example, a charter school, was home schooled, or graduated from a school outside of Ohio, applicant must be able to document that the requirements of the state in which the diploma/GED was issued were met.
Applicants who cannot present proof of identity, age, and education will not be permitted to file an application. The Civil Service Commission reserves the right to verify the aforementioned documents and to withhold the acceptance or rejection of application until such verification can be obtained.
Driver’s License: Applicant must have a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License prior to appointment to Fire Academy.
Citizenship: Applicant must be a citizen of the United States prior to appointment to the Fire Academy.
In accordance with the Charter of the City of Cleveland: A person who has had as his/her primary residence in the City of Cleveland for at least one year at the time of filing a Civil Service application, and desires to take an entry-level Civil Service examination, shall, if a passing grade on the written examination is attained, have ten (10) points added to his/her passing score.
In order to receive residency credit, applicants must present the originals or legible copies of 4 different proofs of residency from one year ago* and 4 different proofs of residency that are current** (a total of 8 documents) for verification. Such proofs include but are not limited to:
• Driver’s license
• Bank statements
• Utility bills
• Mortgage or lease agreement
• Bills from creditors not listed above
• Other postmarked mail such as magazines with name and mailing label attached, organization newsletters, medical/dental bills, voter registration card, or motor vehicle registration
• Insurance statement (home insurance, rental insurance, car insurance or other insurance documents)
*“One year ago” shall be one year previous to date of filing. For example, if you are filing for the examination in April of 2010, you must present 4 different documents dated February, March or April of 2009.
**“Current” shall be within the last three months. For example, if you are filing for the examination in April of 2010, you must present 4 different documents dated February, March or April of 2010.
NOTE: If creditors are paid online, a copy of bill is to be printed showing the address of the applicant. The bill must have the date visible.
More exam information can be found at 1-800-989-FIRE
Assistant Chief Brent Collins, Cleveland Fire Dept.
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