FDNY Promo Exam has been announced and NYC Firefighter applications are now available.


FDNY has announced the opening application period for the FDNY Promo Exam / FDNY Promotion Exam for EMT’s and paramedics for are interest in becoming a New York City Firefighter. Our organization, Civil Service Success is privileged to participate in this announcement and recruitment to become a member of NYC Bravest. This FDNY Promotion exam has application out from 10/4/2023 to 10/24/2023. Exam number 4528

Here is the latest information regarding this exciting opportunity, the New York City Firefighter exam, and our prep classes:

FIREFIGHTER (PRO) 4528 11/1/2023 11/21/2023 Promotion

Under supervision, Firefighters assist in the control and extinguishment of fires, in providing pre-hospital emergency medical care, and in the enforcement of laws, ordinances, rules and regulations regarding the prevention , control and extinguishment of fires, as well as perform Fire Safety Education activities; perform inspections and related enforcement duties to assure compliance with provisions of the Fire Prevention Code and applicable sections of the Building Code, Multiple Dwelling Code, Housing Maintenance Code, Labor Law and other laws, rules and regulations, within enforcement purviews of the New York City Fire Department; perform inspections of equipment and schedule as necessary the maintenance of various tools and equipment, including but not limited to power tools, company apparatus, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (S.C.B.A.) and other personal safety equipment; and perform related work. Some of the physical activities performed by Firefighters and environmental conditions experienced are: wearing protective clothing, such as bunker suit, helmet, boots and breathing apparatus; crawling, crouching and standing, often for prolonged periods, while extinguishing fires; driving fire apparatus and other Department vehicles; climbing stairs, ladders and fire escapes; raising portable ladders; using forcible entry tools, such as axes, sledge hammers, power saws and hydraulic tools; searching for victims in smoke-filled environments; carrying or dragging victims from dangerous locations; connecting, stretching and operating hose lines; locating hidden fire by feel and smell; providing medical assistance to injured or ill citizens; and providing control and mitigation of hazardous materials incidents while wearing chemical protective clothing

HOW TO APPLY: If you believe you are eligible to take this examination, submit an application on the Online Application System (OASys) at www.nyc.gov/examsforjobs. Follow the onscreen application instructions for electronically submitting your application and payment and completing any required information. A unique and valid email address is required to apply online. Several internet service providers, including but not limited to Google, Yahoo!, AOL, Outlook.com, and Mail.com offer free email addresses. All new OASys accounts require verification before a candidate can submit an application to ensure the accuracy of candidate information. Verification is instantaneous for most accounts, but some accounts may require up to 24 hours to be reviewed by a staff member and resolved. Email notifications will be sent to those creating accounts that require additional documentation before they can be resolved. Please keep this information and the application period deadline in mind when creating your account. The following methods of payment are acceptable: major credit card, bank card associated with a bank account, or a prepaid debit card with a credit card logo which you may purchase online or at various retail outlets. If you are receiving or participating in certain forms of public assistance/benefits/programs, or are a veteran, you may qualify to have the application fee waived. For more information on eligibility for a fee waiver and documentation requirements, visit the Fee Waiver FAQ on the Online Application System at https://a856-eeexams.nyc.gov/OLEE/oasys/FAQFeeWaiver.aspx. You may come to the DCAS Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers to apply for this examination online and submit a money order payable to DCAS (Exams) or to submit documentation for a fee waiver. The centers will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Manhattan Brooklyn 2 Lafayette Street 210 Joralemon Street 17th Floor 4th Floor New York, NY 10007 Brooklyn, NY 11201 Special Circumstances Guide: This guide is located on the DCAS website at www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/misc/pdf_c_special_circumstances_guide.pdf and available at the DCAS Computer-based Testing & Applications Centers. This guide gives important information about requesting an alternate test date because of religious observance or a special test accommodation for disability, claiming Veterans’ or Legacy credit, and notifying DCAS of a change in your mailing address. Follow all instructions on the Special Circumstances Guide that pertain to you when you complete your “Application for Examination.” ELIGIBILITY TO TAKE EXAMINATION: This examination is open to each employee of the Fire Department of New York who on the first date of the computer-based test: (1) holds a permanent (not provisional) competitive appointment or appears on a Preferred List (see Note, below) for the title of Emergency Medical Specialist — EMT or Emergency Medical Specialist- Paramedic, or Supervising Emergency Medical Service Specialist; and (2) is not otherwise ineligible. (Note: A “Preferred List” is a civil service list which is only for certain former permanent incumbents of the eligible title who have rehiring rights.) The admission of employees in the titles of Emergency Medical Specialist — EMT, Emergency Medical Specialist — Paramedic and Supervising Emergency Medical Service Specialist, is on a collateral basis and applies to this examination only. It is not considered precedent for future examinations. This examination is also open to employees who were appointed to an eligible title pursuant to New York State Civil Service Law, section 55-a, and who meet all other eligibility requirements

THE EXAMINATION: The examination will include a computer-based test (CBT) and a physical ability test. You must achieve passing scores on the CBT and the physical ability test in order to be eligible for further consideration in the selection process. THE COMPUTER-BASED TEST: The CBT is designed to assess important abilities and aptitudes that are required to successfully learn and perform the work of a Firefighter. The test will evaluate basic abilities, such as Reading, Listening, Problem Solving, Basic Arithmetic and related areas. It also will assess the way candidates approach work, interact with others, and concentrate on details

REQUIREMENTS TO BE PROMOTED: Minimum Age Requirement: You must have reached your twenty-first birthday in order to be promoted. Creating One-Time Exception to Maximum Age Requirement for FDNY Promotion Exam

Preconsidered Introduction, sponsored by Council Member Gale Brewer, would create a one-time exception to the maximum age requirement for employees of the FDNY’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) seeking to take the next civil service promotion examination to become firefighters. Under existing local law, in order to become a firefighter for the FDNY, an individual may not have passed their 29th birthday on the date of filing their application for the requisite civil service examination. However, FDNY hiring cycles were delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and civil service examinations were not offered at their usual frequency. As a result, a group of nearly 300 FDNY-EMS who would have otherwise been eligible to take a promotion exam in 2020 will now be ineligible to take the next one offered in 2024. This legislation creates a one-time waiver to the maximum age requirement for these EMS workers who missed their opportunity in 2020, to take the next exam in 2024.

“Young people who have the skills, experience, and dedication to be New York City firefighters deserve a fair chance,” said Council Member Gale A. Brewer. “Being shut out because of interruptions to the civil service exam schedule during the worst of the pandemic is far from fair. I am so impressed by the EMTs and other advocates who fought for this legislation. They deserve credit and, more importantly, the opportunity to serve the city.”

Certification Requirement: You must have as a minimum Certified First Responder Certification with Defibrillation (CFR-D) at the time of promotion. This certification must be maintained for the duration of employment. Driver License Requirement: You must have a New York State Driver License at the time of promotion. If you have moving violations, license suspension (s) or an accident record, you may be disqualified. This license must be maintained for the duration of your employment. Exam №7501 — Page 4 Medical and Psychological Requirements: Medical and psychological guidelines have been established for the position of Firefighter. You will be examined to determine whether you can perform the essential functions of the position of Firefighter. Additionally, since employees are expected to continue to perform the essential functions of the position of Firefighter throughout their careers, you may be medically tested periodically throughout your career. Where appropriate, a reasonable accommodation will be provided for a person with a disability to enable him or her to take these medical and psychological examinations, and/or to perform the essential functions of the job. Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening in order to be promoted. Drug tests will also be administered to all probationary Firefighters as part of the medical examination prior to the completion of probation. Additionally, Firefighters will be subject to periodic random drug testing throughout their careers. Character and Background: Proof of good character and satisfactory background will be an absolute prerequisite to promotion. In accordance with provisions of law, persons convicted of a felony who do not possess a Certificate of Good Conduct issued by the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision before the date of promotion or who have received a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces are not eligible for promotion to this position. Residency Requirement: The New York State Public Officers Law requires that any person employed as a Firefighter in the Fire Department of New York be a resident of the City of New York or of Nassau, Westchester, Suffolk, Orange, Rockland or Putnam Counties. Citizenship Requirement: United States citizenship is required at the time of promotion.

People in New York City depend on the quick reaction and attentive care of the FDNY’s Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). They respond to thousands of emergencies each day, providing medical assistance to anyone in need.

Each day is different than the next — but never boring. EMTs can respond to emergencies ranging from automobile accidents to major fires. When they arrive at an emergency, they quickly determine the nature and extent of the patient’s condition. They provide emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient to a local medical facility.

EMTs are trained to provide basic life support (BLS) services in a pre-hospital setting, ranging from CPR to spinal immobilization.

Members typically are dispatched by a 911 operator and work closely with police officers and firefighters at the scene of an emergency.

While at the FDNY Training Academy, Firefighter Candidates undergo 18 weeks of intensive work. Overall grades at the Fire Academy include an assessment of in-class exams, academics, and physical fitness performance.

Videos Resources

To help Firefighter Candidates succeed, the Fire Department offers a series of videos on: Understanding the FDNY Candidate Medical Evaluation Process, Probationary Firefighter School, How to Read an FDNY Document Correctly, Effective Study Habits, How to Perform Better on FDNY Exam, An Overview of Physical Fitness Standards and two Probationary Firefighters School Physical Training Videos.

Applications and sign up process are at: https://www.nyc.gov/site/dcas/employment/applying-for-an-exam.page.

In addition to any candidates who are not currently an EMT worker, the FDNY will be holding an open competitive exam in 2024.

FIREFIGHTER 4044 3/6/2024 5/21/2024 Open Competitive

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Our FDNY Promo Course at Civil Service Success is designed specifically to help you score a high mark on this competitive exam and increase your chances for being called for the FDNY position as A New York City Firefighter.

Our Course at Civil Service Success will consist of the following:

Memorization, Visualization, Spatial Orientation, Written Comprehension, Written Expression, Information Ordering, Problem Sensitivity, Deductive Reasoning, and Inductive Reasoning.

In addition, we will provide you with physical agility exam guidance. The course is held throughout New York City and Long Island. The course consists of two live-in-person classes and an online course. For more info go to Civil Service Success.com We will make the difference between appointment and disappointment.



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