2021 Municipal firefighter examination

october 30, 2021


For more information, please visit https://www.mass.gov/info-details/2021-municipal-firefighter-examination.

  • The City of New Bedford has a residency requirement.  Employees are required to be residents of the City of New Bedford at the time of appointment, unless a specific waiver has been granted by the City Council with approval of the Mayor.
  • As a condition of employment the City of New Bedford will conduct a Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information, once an offer has been accepted.
  • Applicants are required to pass a pre-employment physical examination administered by a physician appointed by the City of New Bedford.


  • Effective, November 9, 2020, all positions are posted for 15 days, unless otherwise determined a more appropriate time.  Employment applications will then be sent to the department and given the opportunity to review. If a suitable candidate is not found the City will repost the position.
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