FDNY Firefighter Exam Info and Prep Course

Civil Service Success is excited to announce that the NYC Firefighter / FDNY Exam for anyone interested in becoming a New York City Firefighter is coming out in 2024. DCAS will be listing more information for this job opportunity in the near future. Here is some information from the Join FDNY Site:

New York City Fire Department Exam is coming out soon after a 6 year wait. This open competitive exam which is the first step to becoming a New York City (FDNY) Firefighter was last given in 2017. This 2023/2024 Firefighter exam is highly anticipated and will consist of the following topics: Memorization, Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Written Comprehension, Written Expression, Information Ordering, Problem Sensitivity, Deductive Reasoning and Inductive Reasoning. These topics are geared to find the best candidates with a solid fundamental cognitive skill level. Classes to prepare for this exam and to help candidates score a high mark have historically been available at www.civilservicesuccess.com.

The Firefighter candidate eligibility requirements are as follows:

You can start your process of becoming an FDNY Firefighter as early as 17 1/2 years of age. You should not reach your 29th birthday by the beginning of the application process. However, there are exceptions to this rule:

  • If you are on the Special Military list for the Firefighter Exam, you cannot turn 36-years old by the beginning of the current application period to be eligible to take the exam.
  • If you were on active military duty, you can subtract up the amount of time you spent on duty from your actual age. The maximum you can subtract is 6 years. This rule is defined in Section 243 of New York State Military Law.

If you meet requirements above, you must:

  • Pass both the computer-based test and physical ability test.  We can help with this at Civil Service Success.
  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of appointment.
  • Be at least 21 years of age by time of appointment.
  • Be able to prove your identity and the right to obtain employment in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
  • Pass medical and psychological tests, as well as a drug screening.
  • Demonstrate proof of good character and pass a background investigation.
  • Be able to understand and be understood in English.
  • Hold a valid New York State motor vehicle driver’s license.
  • Be a resident of one of the five boroughs of New York City or live in Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk or Westchester County.

Education/Military/Work Experience Eligibility

  • By the date of appointment, have a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent.
  • Have at least 15 college semester credits earned at an accredited college or university.
  • OR, for applicants with a military service background, must have full-time military service with an honorable discharge.
  • OR six months of full-time, satisfactory, paid work experience.

We at www.civilservicesuccess.com have been committed to providing candidates and interested individuals with application information, preparation for this exam, practice exams and dynamic instruction to score a higher grade on the NYC Firefighter exam.

Currently the FDNY Promotional Exam application for EMT’s is now available.

Here are the listed Benefits and Salary

FDNY Firefighters receive an incredible benefits package and a competitive salary.

  • Lifelong medical coverage for you and your family
  • Growth opportunities
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Up to four weeks paid vacation per year
  • Generous pension

Starting salary for a Firefighter is $45,196. But with overtime and holiday pay, which is often required, you can get additional compensation. After five years, a Firefighter can make more than $100,000, including overtime and holiday pay.

Firefighter Salary Guide

Number of Years Base Fringe Total
Starting Salary $43,904 $1,292 $45,196
After 1 Year $46,066 $9,035 $55,101
After 2 Years $50,173 $9,468 $59,641
After 3 Years $55,192 $10,075 $65,267
After 4 Years $60,837 $10,667 $71,504
After 5 Years $85,292 $25,631 $110,293

Firefighter Salary Guide for Promotional Opportunities

Rank Base Fringe Total
Lieutenant $94,300 $31,548 $125,848
Captain $108,244 $40,919 $149,163
Battalion Chief $140,945 $20,336 $161,281
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