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Registration for DCFEMS Entrance Exam Starts Wednesday, May 20

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The DC Fire Emergency Medical Services (DCFEMS) Department will begin registration for its first entry-level exam in eight years at 10 am Wednesday, May 20. Registration ends Saturday, May 30.

“This recruitment drive is a unique opportunity for District residents to start a career in public service while getting a job that will put them on a pathway to the middle class,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Interested applicants must be a US citizen, possess a valid driver’s license, have a high school diploma/GED and be 19 years of age at the time of applying.

The first 1,500 applicants who qualify will be selected to take the entrance exam on Saturday, June 13 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Selected candidates will be notified of the time and room location prior to the exam.

“We’re looking for the city’s best and brightest to carry this department into the future,” said Chief Dean. “This is an opportunity for District residents to serve in the communities they know best.”

Online registration will be available at careers.dc.gov. (Fire & EMT opening)

Applicants are encouraged to register online from a computer or smartphone. People without access to the Internet can to visit their local public library, recreation center, the Department of Human Resources Workforce Development Administration office at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th Street, NW or Franklin D. Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street, NW, to register for the exam. Registration at Reeves Center will be held only on Wednesday, May 20. For recreation centers with computer labs, visit dpr.dc.gov.

District residents and military veterans with a passing score will be given hiring preference. Salaries start at $48,880 annually.

Interested applicants can visit fems.dc.gov or call (202) 673-7580 for more information.

Applicants are encouraged to register online from a computer or smart phone.  ​For those applicants who do not have access to a computer or smart phone, computers will be made available at the Department of Human Resources Workforce Development Administration office at One Judiciary Square (441 4th Street, NW), the Reeves Center lobby (2000 14th Street, NW) computer access will only be available at Reeves Center on May 20, 2015 from 10 am-4 pm, and District recreation centers. Online registration will open at 10 am.

The department will only test the first 1500 qualified applicants. Registration will open at 10 am.
 
Please bring valid ID along on your visit to any location (MLK Library, Reeves Center, etc).
 
To find recreation centers with computer labs and their hours, visit: DPR sites
 
Instructions:

Step 1: Visit the DCHR “career opportunities” panel by clicking on this link.

Step 2: Select “Fire and Emerg. Medical Svcs” for the agency and click “search.” The window, shown below, will open.

Step 3: Note the indicated links, in the picture, below. Right click and select “Firefighter EMT.” 

FEMS Job Application