Please be advised that there have been changes made to some of the instructions regarding requirements for candidates for the Firefighter exam since the applications were printed. The PDF version of the Firefighter application available on this web site has been changed to include these changes. If you have a printed copy of the application make, sure to read the new instructions.
- In the requirements section (page 1, item #3) it states that in order to be eligible, candidates must be a high school or vocational school graduate or possess an approved high school equivalency certificate. However, the date by which one must possess this degree has been changed from March 31, 2010 to June 30, 2010.
- In the requirements section (page 1, item #6) it states: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey. This has been changed to read: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
- On page 3 of the printed application, item #12, it states that veteran’s preference for this announcement must be established by the closing date (March 31, 2010). Due to a recent rule change, the establishment of veteran’s preference has been extended such that it must be established eight days prior to the list issue date. Therefore, we encourage anyone seeking to claim veteran’s preference to immediately mail a completed veterans preference claim form and required documentation to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA)
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The Fire Fighter lists that were issued in November 2007 will remain active until the lists resulting from the January 2010 announcement are issued.• Ewing Township is a civil service jurisdiction and has three volunteer fire districts (FD1, FD2 and FD3). Ewing has residential preference;
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• The city of Trenton is a civil service jurisdiction but is not a volunteer department. Trenton has residential preference;
• Princeton has a volunteer fire department, but is not a civil service jurisdiction;
• Ewing Township, Trenton and Princeton are all in Mercer County.
• John lives in Ewing Township and has been a volunteer at FD1 for two years. His final average on the fire fighter test was 90.000;
• John will appear on the Ewing Township FD1 list with a score of 93.000, because he was awarded 3 points for two years of volunteer service;
• He will also appear on the lists for Ewing Township FD2 and FD3, with a score of 90.000. He has not been given volunteer points with FD2 or FD3 because his volunteer service was not with the;
• He will not appear on Trenton’s list because of Trenton’s residential preference. However, if Trenton exhausts their municipal list, they may ask for a county-wide list, at which time John will be eligible for appointment in Trenton. He will be grouped with all non-Trenton, Mercer County residents and ranked according to vet preference and his test score of 90.000;
• He will also appear on the list for Burlington City with a score of 90.000. Because Burlington City has no residency requirements, every fire fighter candidate in the state who passed the test will appear on the Burlington City list.
• Bonnie lives in Trenton and has never been a volunteer. Her final average on the fire fighter test was 92.000. As a non-volunteer, her score will be 92.000 on any list for which she is eligible.
• Bonnie will not appear on any of the lists for Ewing. However, if Ewing FD 2 exhausts their municipal list, they may ask for a county-wide list, at which time Bonnie will be eligible for appointment in Ewing. She will be grouped with all non-Ewing, Mercer County residents and ranked according to vet preference and her test score.
• Bonnie will be on the list for Trenton.
• Mike lives in Princeton and has been a volunteer in Princeton for 12 years. His final average on the fire fighter test was 76.000. As a volunteer for a non-civil service jurisdiction, Mike will not be awarded volunteer points on any lists:
• Mike will not initially appear on any list.
• If any of the Ewing fire districts or Trenton exhaust their municipal lists and ask for a Mercer County list, Mike will then become eligible for appointment, based upon his vet preference and his score of 76.000.