Springfield Fire and Emergency Services is an organization of dedicated professionals who are committed to serving the community by protecting life, property, and the environment.
Key Dates for the Firefighter Examination
Application Opening: July 1, 2021
Application Deadline: September 7, 2021*
Notices to Appear for Written Test: TBD
Written Test Date: October 30, 2021
Notices to Appear for ELPAT: TBD
Score Release Date: TBD
Employment/Experience (E/E) Last Day to Appeal: TBD
Eligible List Establishment Date: TBD
Written Test Location: Various Sites across the state
ELPAT Test Location: 571A Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
Examination Fee: $200*
*There is an additional $50 late fee for applications received after September 7, 2021. Applications will NOT be accepted after September 21, 2021
The Springfield Fire Department does not fill swimming pools. Please contact a local pool vendor for pool filling needs.
Being prepared is the best way for you, your family, your neighbors, and your community to survive a disaster. Visit westernmassready.org for information on making sure you and your family are prepared.
Western Mass Ready IRAA has a special section with in preparedness information specifically for Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance.
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Springfield Massachusetts Weather. (Weather provided by Springfield DPW located at 70 Tapley Street, Springfield MA.)
Residents Encouraged to Prepare Now
Hurricane hazards come in many forms for the Springfield Metropolitan area: High winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important for your family to have a plan that includes all of these hazards. Look carefully at the safety actions associated with each type of hurricane hazard and prepare your family disaster plan accordingly. But remember this is only a guide. The first and most important thing anyone should do when facing a hurricane threat is to use common sense.
You should be able to answer the following questions before a hurricane threatens. Here are links to some tips from the NOAA National Hurricane Center Hurricane Preparedness web site:
- What are the Hurricane Hazards for the Springfield area?
- What does it mean to you?
- What actions should you take to be prepared?
- What actions should you take when a hurricane threatens?
When a Hurricane Watch is issued YOU SHOULD:
- If you are without power, call Eversource at 781-4300 and report your outage. An automated system can walk you through the process.
- Turn off your lights (except one) and unplug major appliances and electronics to prevent electrical overload when the power is restored.
- Leave one light on so you'll know when power is restored.
- If your neighbor's power comes back on but yours does not, call Eversource. There may be damage that they are unaware of.
When You Call Eversource
- Be prepared to give your account number, name, telephone number and address, as well as a cross street.
- Tell them if you have heard anything out of the ordinary, can see an accident, can see sparks or know of downed trees or poles in your neighborhood. Be as specific as possible as this information is helpful when restoring power.
- Ready.gov emergency preparedness guide
Prepare for Emergencies
- Connecticut River water level forecast
from the National Weather Service
- National Weather Service forecast for Springfield, MA
- CDC Guide to seasonal flu
- FEMA for kids