PAWTUCKET –Mayor Donald R. Grebien, Public Safety Director
Antonio J. Pires and Pawtucket Fire Department Chief William Sisson announce
the recruitment schedule and requirements to become a firefighter with the
Department. This notice is being issued well in advance to allow potential
candidates the opportunity to meet the requirements in time for the application
period, which will begin in November.
“Pawtucket is a great community to live, work, and commit to
public service” said Mayor Donald R. Grebien. “Becoming a firefighter is a
rewarding experience and holds the great responsibility of protecting our
citizens and our community. We hope you will join our team.”
“The Department wants to ensure that we attract a highly
qualified, diverse group to join our team,” said Chief Sisson. “We also want to
provide applicants with plenty of time to meet the requirements over the summer
and the fall, such as the physical performance assessment and emergency medical
The application period for firefighter candidates will be
open from November 1st to November 30th. Requirements which must be met by
candidates at the time of application include the following:
At least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen.
A high school graduate or possess a General Education
A photocopy of your valid driver’s license and a certified
copy of your driving record, obtained from the Operator Control Office-Registry
of Motor Vehicles in your state of residence.
A certified copy of your Bureau of Criminal Identification
(B.C.I.) report from the Office of Attorney General in your state of residence.
Possess a valid Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician
Or possess a valid RI EMT-Cardiac License
Or possess a valid RI Paramedic License
Or have your National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
certification and a pending RI-EMT license by the time of the oral interview in
]PPA: Have a valid certificate of successful completion of
the Physical Performance Assessment (PPA) from the R.I. Association of Fire
Chiefs issued after April 1, 2017. Note: The PPA registration will open in
August for October testing. To register and for more information, go to the
RIAFC website at: www.rifirechiefs.com.
After submitting an application, candidates will start the
examination process, which, includes:
Firefighter Written Examination: December 9, 2017. Test
preparation materials will be provided.
Oral Interview with the Fire Chief and senior staff: January
2018. An in person, general interview with candidates about their background
and interest in the position.
When candidates successfully complete all requirements, and
are selected to be part of the next recruitment class, they will begin the fire
academy, a 16 week program. Candidates that successfully complete the program
will be placed on an eligibility list.
Firefighter applications will be available online prior to
the November filing period at www.pawtucketri.com.
If you have any questions regarding the requirements, please contact the
Personnel Office at 401-728-0500 ext. 235 or 276.
The City of Pawtucket is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Minorities and women
are encouraged to apply. Pawtucket residents (for the past three years) will
receive five additional points in the overall hiring process.