Test scheduled for firefighters

EAST LIVERPOOL – An upcoming competitive exam could pave the way for up to three new firefighters being hired by the city over the coming year, according to Chief Bill Jones.

The test, scheduled by the Civil Service Commission for 6 p.m. April 2 in the Mary Patterson Building on Fourth Street, is open to anyone interested in becoming a firefighter.

Those interested in taking the test are not required to have any fire training or firefighting experience. Those candidates who pass the written test would also be required to take an agility test, the date of which has not yet been established.

City Council recently earmarked $60,000 for hiring a firefighter, and Jones said while one firefighter will definitely be hired, the possibility of retirements could result in as many as three people being hired.

Applications are available in the mayor’s office at City Hall, and the deadline for submitting an application is 4 p.m. March 14, with no applications accepted after that date.

When applications are submitted, they must be accompanied by a valid operator’s license and proof of high school graduation or completion of a GED.

Veterans who wish to be given credit on their scores must also submit a DD214 document.

No resumes or certification documents are to be submitted with completed applications but can be presented if an interview is granted.

Questions can be directed to the mayor’s office at 330-385-3381.