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    Default Boston Area Career FD?

    My boyfriend is a FF in MoCo, MD and we are looking to move to boston within the next year or so...i know it is very hard for out of state people to get hired to Boston FD but does anyone know of a surrounding county that has career FF's? Thanks!

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    Massachusetts does not have a "county wide "fire department. Most of the fire departments between Boston and Worcester are career and combination career/paid call departments.

    Most of the Departments in the metro Boston area are civil service, and your SO would have to take an entrance exam and CPAT to get onthe list, then medical and psych exams to get on the FD that is hiring. Some of the non civil service departments also require the entrance exam, CPAT. med and psych exams.
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    Massachusetts Firefighter Civil Service test is slated for April 2006. A majority of the cities and towns in Eastern Mass are civil service. Some such as my town (Lexington) are not civil service. A great deal of departments now require that you be an EMT as well. All new hires in Lexington which is 12 miles west of Boston must be certified Paramedics. There is also a District 14 which consists of seven towns . They have their own test. Boston has a residency requirement. However their are several large departments in the area that do not have a residency requirement. Also consider Providence Rhode Island which is 65 miles from Boston. Without listing the requirements of every city and town in Massachusetts, if you have specific Cities or towns in mind I would be happy to get you the requirements.

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    Here is a site that should answer a few of your questions. Good luck.

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    Thank you all for your advice and guidance...we'll see what we decide to do next year. We still have some time to think about it.

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