The City of Jamestown, New York has announced, on April 19, 2006, an OPEN COMPETITIVE Examination for FIREFIGHTER.

The last filing date is May 5, 2006.

The test is in Jamestown, NY on June 3, 2006 @ 9AM.

Examination #62-184

Test application fee is $15.00

Starting pay for a rookie is $30,246.25

Basic minimum qualifications:
A) Associates Degree OR
B) 60 credits hours OR
C) 3 years active military duty with honorable discharge

A) NYS Drivers License
B) Valid NYS EMT
C) Be physically fit
D) Be a legal resident of Chautauqua County, New York @ time of appointment

A) Complete NYS 229 hour basic FF course
B) Maintain EMT for career
You must also pass the mandated NYS CPAT within the first 12 months.

You can contact the Jamestown Civil Service Office at 716-483-7616 for information on obtaining the application and announcement.

“A Guide to Taking the Written Test for the Firefighter Series” is available on the New York State Department of Civil Service website at

Jamestown is located in Western New York and is basically due south of Buffalo, NY and due east of Erie, PA.

Jamestown is the hometown of Comedian Lucille Ball; Naturalist Roger Tory Peterson; Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and is located on the southern end of Chautauqua Lake.