East Providence - Firefighter

Job Overview

Department East Providence Fire Department
Job TitleFirefighter
Salary$55,477 - $66,276
Deadline Jul 30, 2021 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$25.00
Location East Providence, RI
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Firefighter Recruitment 2021

East Providence Fire Department, RI

Firefighter/EMT - Pay grade 37 - $55,477 - $66,276

Perform skilled firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires; in rendering medical assistance at medical and other emergency scenes; and in operating and maintaining Fire Department equipment, apparatus, and work environment.

Application Period: Monday, June 14, 2021 through Friday, July 30, 2021

Application Deadline: July 30th, 2021 by 11:59 PM EST



Must be at least 21 years of age by the completion of the East Providence Fire Academy. (April 2022)

Must be a United States Citizen, and furnish a birth certificate or certificate of naturalization.

Must possess and furnish a copy of valid driver’s license.

Must possess a High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).

Successful completion of the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs Physical Performance Assessment (PPA) (PPA certifications obtained within one year of the application end date will be accepted).

Must be able to obtain Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification while attending the East Providence Fire Academy.


60% Written

40% Oral

The minimum passing score required on both examinations shall be 70 points.

Current resident candidates may receive one point for each consecutive year that such candidate has been a resident of the city up to a maximum of five points. Veteran-candidates may receive four points or five points for a post-9/11 veteran-candidate, up to a maximum of five points.

East Providence Fire Department, RI

Apply online at www.FirefighterApp.com. For more information please contact the Human Resources Department at (401)-435-7766.


The City of East Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.




East Providence Fire Department Recruitment 2021



RI Firefighter Physical Performance Assessment Certification

 The City of East Providence will have PPA session with the RI Association of Fire Chiefs. This is for EPFD applicants ONLY. Applicants who have completed the PPA within one year of the application deadline will not need to re-take the PPA. ** Please upload PPA certification on Firefighterapp.com. **

There will be NO COST for this PPA Session. Please register with the City of East Providence Human Resources Department for this session. (401)-435-7766

Required forms for PPA registration must be submitted on the day of the PPA session. Forms can be found at https://rifirechiefs.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/required-forms.pdf

For more information go to: https://www.certifyfit.com/ri-fire/

Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification

 Applicants must be able to obtain a Rhode Island Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) Certification while attending the East Providence Fire Academy.

Written Exam

 The RI Association of Fire Chief’s will be administering a written exam for East Providence Fire Department applicants ONLY. There will be NO COST for this exam. Please register with the City of East Providence Human Resources Department for this session.(401)-435-7766

If you have already taken the RIAFC written exam, we can accept your score or you may re-test to improve your score.

You can purchase the online or hard copy study guide for this test by clicking on the link below. This will take you directly to the page where you can scroll to the "Firefighter Study Guide", either online or, hard copy.



Recruitment Schedule:

All eligible candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and will be notified for each of the following phases of the process:

Informational Session (Optional) - Wednesday, July 21, 2021 – 6:00 pm

East Providence City Hall – Council Chambers

145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914

Outdoor Open House (Optional) - Saturday, July 24, 2021 – 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

East Providence Fire Department - Station 3

30 N Broadway, Rumford, RI 02916

RIAFC Firefighter Written Examination (EPFD Applicants Only) - Monday, August 9th, 2021 – 6:00 pm

Martin Middle School - Cafeteria

111 Brown Street, East Providence, RI 02914

RIAFC PPA Session (EPFD Applicants Only) - Saturday, August 21st, 2021 – Time: TBD

750 School Street, Pawtucket, RI 02860

Oral Panel Interview – Week of August 30th, 2021

Comprehensive Background Check (TBA)

Medical Screening and Psychological Examination (TBA)

Swim Test and Ladder Test (TBA) ONLY candidates who successfully complete written exam, oral exam, background check, and medical and psychological screening will take the Swim & Ladder Test.


Candidates for this classification must be able to meet established educational, physical and medical requirements.  Trainees must pass all City of East Providence Fire Academy curriculum to include the ability to swim four (4) laps in an Olympic size pool, and obtain all necessary certifications and/or licenses by specified deadlines as required by the Fire Department for graduation from the Academy.  East Providence Fire Academy Training will start on October 4, 2021 (Tentative Date).

Eligible qualified applicants must score seventy (70) point or higher on the written and oral portions and pass each phase of the process and obtain all necessary certifications by the specified deadlines in order to be considered for employment.

Please direct questions regarding this position to apascoa@eastprovidenceri.gov

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.

Applicants are responsible for checking their email and logging into their PoliceApp, PublicSafetyApp, FireFighterApp or EmployementApp account to monitor for emails, scheduling and process updates.

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