All applications received will be reviewed to determine eligibility for testing based on the established minimum requirements. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, not more than 35 and must hold a valid driver?s license. The selection process will include:
A written Civil Service Examination will be administered on Saturday June 16th, 2018 at the Reading Hospital School of Health Science, 601 Museum Road, Wyomissing, PA 19611. Please arrive by 8:30 am and bring candidate ticket and photo ID. Test will begin at 9:00 am.
The Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic minimum passing score will be 75%. The top 50 with a passing score will move forward with the physical agility testing (CPAT).
A Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Orientation Session (classroom only) will be held dur- ing the written test on Saturday June 16th, 2018 for all applicants.
CPAT orientation sessions will be in August 2018 and practice sessions will be in September 2018 at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA 17545. Those that pass the written test as describe in #1 will be notified in writing of two times and dates of practice sessions to attend.
The CPAT test will be administered on Saturday September 29th, test starting at 8:00 am at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard, Manheim, PA 17545.
Finalists after CPAT testing will be required to complete an oral interview, background check to include criminal history and child abuse clearances, a physical examination, drug test, and driver?s license check. Finalists will be notified in writing of dates of this process.
Veteran and City Residency points will be added to the overall final scores.
The Candidates Physical Ability Test (CPAT) includes the following: Stair Climb, Hose Drag Equip- ment Carry, Ladder Raise and Extension, Forcible Entry, Search, Rescue, Ceiling Breach & Pull. A copy of the CPAT Test Preparation Guide will be issued to each eligible applicant during the orienta- tion session on June 16th.
*An entry level firefighter candidate study guide for the written exam is available for purchase online at www.publicsafetycompass.com*