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Yes, you need a valid New York State Driver's license to be appointed as an Eastchester Firefighter.
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Eastchester Firefighters respond to emergency situations and protect the public. Responsibilities include fire fighting and prevention, salvage, and rescue operations. This work requires mental acuity and physical stamina in the performance of duties. Routine maintenance and custodial work on the station house and equipment are required.
Eastchester Firefighters receive a competitive benefit and salary package that includes great medical coverage, flexible work schedules, growth opportunities, overtime and holiday pay, paid vacation, and pension.
Yes, Eastchester Fire District strongly encourages women to become Firefighters.
The last Westchester County Civil Service Firefighter exam was administered in April of 2019. The application period for the Firefighter exam typically opens every 4 to 5 years. However, this timeline is subject to change.
Based on your performance on the exam, your name will be put on a civil service list in list number order. You must then be nominated by Eastchester Fire District to take the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) physical portion of the exam. If offered a position as a Probationary Firefighter with Eastchester Fire District, you will then take a medical, be subject to a drug screening, and begin your character and background investigation. Your eligibility requirements will also be checked at this time. You must then complete a 17-week classroom and physical fitness program that includes fire service training through the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services.
More information could be found at the Westchester County Department of Human Resources Civil Service Uniform Service Examination for Firefighters.
You could also sign up for email notifications of announced Westchester County.
The New York State Civil Service Commission scores examinations. Eligible lists are established, on average, three months after the examination date.
If you have questions regarding the scheduling of exams, or support, please send an email to the Fire District Secretary.