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Qualify to take a promotional examination
Promotional opportunities abound for FDNY paramedics and EMTs.
Those who have been appointed to permanent civil service can apply to take all emergency medical service promotional exams as well as the promotion to firefighter exam.
Getting permanent civil service status as a paramedic or EMT.
A Paramedic or EMT must have permanent civil service status before he or she can file for the promotion to firefighter examination. This means he or she must be appointed as a permanent civil service Paramedic or EMT from a civil service list resulting from an open-competitive filing period.
For information about how you can be appointed as a permanent civil service Paramedic or EMT, visit the Department of Citywide Administrative Services Web site at www.nyc.gov/dcas.
The FDNY will arrange for DCAS to periodically conduct open-competitive filing for paramedic or EMT titles.
Promotion to firefighter
FDNY members who are working as permanent civil service paramedics and EMTs have the opportunity to file the promotion to firefighter examination during the filing period. Those who pass both the written and physical portions of the exam, as well as the medical and psychological assessments, will be placed on a promotion list.
Members on the promotion to firefighter list are called before the general open-competitive list.
Qualification requirements may be found in the Notice of Examination and on the DCAS Web site under Archives-Open Competitive.
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