FMFD to hold firefighter candidate testing

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FORT MADISON – Do you remember the days where you wanted to be a firefighter? Riding around on a firetruck, serving your fellow citizens, running into burning buildings. The Fort Madison Fire Department has an opportunity for you to live out your childhood dream. The Fort Madison Fire Department is looking for new firefighter candidates. The application deadline is April 18, 2019. Applications are available at Iowa Workforce Development, www.iowworkforcedevelopment.gov
The Civil Service Commission of the City of Fort Madison, Iowa, will be conducting examinations for a Fire Fighter Candidate List on May 18, 2019.

The minimum qualifications to test are:
At least 18 years of age and may be no older than 64
Of good moral character
Be able to read and write the English language
May not be an alcohol or drug addict
Valid high school diploma or GED

The deadline for applications is April 18, 2019.

Applicants wishing to test for the position of firefighter on the Fort Madison Fire Department should return the application, by mail, along with a $15.00 non-refundable check, to the City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 240, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627 no later than May 3, 2019.

The Fort Madison Civil Commission Examination consists of both written and physical agility tests. The tests will be scored using a point system. Fifty percent (50%) of the total points possible will be allotted to the written portion while the remaining fifty percent (50%) of the total points possible will be allotted to the physical agility portion of the examination.

The written portion of the examination will start promptly at 8:00 A.M. on the date contained in the public notice requesting applications. The physical agility portion of the examination will start at 11:00 A.M. on the same date. In the event of inclimate weather on the testing date, the Fort Madison Civil Service Commission reserves the right to postpone the physical agility portion of the examination to another date.

Any applicant failing the written or any portion of the physical agility test will be disqualified from consideration for the position.

Applicants wishing to test for the position of Fire Fighter on the Fort Madison Fire Department shall not be discriminated against on the basis of height, weight, sex or race in determining the physical or mental ability of the applicant.

Application Deadline: April 18, 2019
Test date for qualifying applicants: May 18, 2019

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