Boston Fire Department Job Application & Careers

The Boston Fire Department job application can be found on the BFD’s main employment site. Use the links/buttons provided on this page to go directly to the company’s careers page. Once you’re on the careers page you will be able to search the list of current openings, create a job portal account, and submit applications for positions that you are interested in. The guide posted below provides a general overview of the company’s online application process.

  • About the Organization: The Boston Fire Department is the city’s main provider of fire suppression and emergency medical services. The department was founded in 1678 and employs more than 1,000 people across numerous positions. Use the guide posted below to learn more about how to find a job as a firefighter with the department.

Apply Online

Step 1 – Start the application process by going to the state’s main firefighter employment page. Press here to have the page open in a new tab/window within your current internet application.

Step 2 – Scroll down to the second step/section of the page. Press the “click here to create an account” to go to the account registration page/form.

  • Note: In order to apply for a position online you must create an account.

Step 3 – When you come to the section that requires you to pick which cities/towns you want to apply to, remember to select Boston.

  • Note: There is a fee to take the firefighter exam. The fee is $200 and can be paid on the state’s website via credit or debit card.

Step 4 – The written portion of the firefighter’s exam typically occurs in the month of April. If you’ve signed up/applied online then you will receive date and time details from the Boston Fire Department. There is also a physical abilities test, which the state will send you the appropriate details for (times/dates/etc.).