Bristol - Firefighter

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Department Bristol Fire Department
Job TitleFirefighter
Deadline May 1, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Bristol, CT
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FIREFIGHTER Testing Announcement




The City of Bristol is accepting applications for Firefighter testing to establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies.  Initial testing requires possession of a CPAT Certificate (physical ability test), and successful completion of a written  and oral examination.  Additionally, a medical exam including a workfit assessment and drug screen, and background investigation are required prior to hire.  Written Exam details to follow after the application deadline.

NOTE:  To gain entrance to the Written Exam scheduled for the Summer 2021, you are required to present a CPAT CERT issued on or after June 1, 2020.


SALARY:  $53,964 upon hire. (During first year of employment the annual wage increases @ 6 month & 1 year anniversary.)



▪Must be 18 yrs of age            ▪High School Diploma/GED           ▪Valid Driver License


RESIDENCY POINTS:  5 points will be added to the final passing score (maximum score = 100 points) for eligible residents.  Must be domiciled in the City of Bristol as of the closing date for applications, May 1, 2021; AND must maintain residency throughout the testing process. 


Upload the Firefighter Residency Form along with supporting documents when you complete the online employment application; OR you can mail the required paperwork to City of Bristol Human Resources Dept., 111 N. Main St., Bristol, CT 06010 postmarked by May 1, 2021, OR bring the completed paperwork to Human Resources by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2021.


VETERANS POINTS:  5 points will be added to the final passing score (maximum score = 100 points) for eligible veterans.  See Firefighter Testing Summary for details.


CPAT Certificate (Candidate Physical Ability Test) is required & presented at the written test date.  Bristol requires a CPAT CERT be issued on or after June 1, 2020.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR CPAT TESTING :                                                      MARCH 20, 2021


DEADLINE FOR BRISTOL FIREFIGHTER APPLICATION:                                            MAY 1, 2021

(including residency documents if applicable)

  • Must complete Bristol Firefighter Application online at


UPDATES: All communication regarding exam dates, results, etc., will be provided via EMAIL sent from  You may need to add this address to your “ALLOWED SENDERS” list on your email settings or it may be delivered to your junk/spam mail folder.


This posting is intended as a guide to the initial phase of the application process and must not be taken as a complete description of the position or process.  Our Firefighter Testing Summary contains additional information. For questions about the testing process, please contact Human Resources. at (860) 584-6175 or


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Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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