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Welcome to the Newark Fire Department Website!


NFD has progressed from horse drawn hose wagons and bucket brigades to a modern-day department with 2 Engines, 1 Rescue, 4 Medic Units,105 foot Tower, 75 foot Ladder and a Command Unit. Each fire and EMS response vehicle is capable of advanced cardiac care and is staffed with paramedics every day.Our professional firefighters and paramedics are aided in their work by state of the art turnout gear with Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and Thermal Imaging Cameras to find hidden fires.  On duty crews train daily in areas such as fire, safety and EMS to ensure the best possible service to the citizens of Newark. Our command staff and firefighters are committed to professional excellence, safety and efficiency.

Non-Emergency Phone Number:  740.670.7650

 

BECOME A NEWARK FIREFIGHTER!!!!    NOTICE      BECOME A NEWARK FIREFIGHTER!!!!


The Newark, Ohio Civil Service Commission will conduct an examination at the C-Tec Career and Technology
Center, 150 Price Road, Newark, Ohio 43055, on October 10th and 11th 2014 at 9 A.M. for the entry-level position
of Firefighter/Paramedic with the Newark, Ohio Fire Department.


The Central Ohio Firefighter Testing Consortium will administer the pre-employment physical, the ability test
(CPAT) and written examination


The examination shall consist of two parts:


1. Part 1: Written Examination (Which shall consist of 200 multiple choice Fire, EMS, and grammar
questions) Candidates must achieve a score of 70% correct answers or greater to pass Part 1 of the
examination process.


2. Part 2: Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)- Candidates must successfully complete the CPAT in 10
minutes 20 seconds or less to pass Part 2 of the examination process.


Candidates must pass both portions of the examination (Written Exam & CPAT) to be considered for appointment
to the position.


All testing, orientation, and practice sessions will take place at the C-TEC Adult Education Center, located at 150 Price Rd, Newark, OH 43055.


Applicants must produce a photo identification at the location and date of the written examination and the
physical agility examination.


Minimum Requirements for Admission to the Tests:
- Valid driver's license
- EMT-B Certification (West Licking Joint Fire District and Madison Township)
- Level II Firefighter certification


Applicants must produce a photo identification at the location and date of the written examination and the
physical agility examination.


To be considered for hire with the City of Newark, candidates must:


1. Possess an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certification or currently be enrolled in school for the
same.
2. Candidates must obtain their Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certification;
3. Complete a Questionnaire and have the same notarized, showing that the candidate is free of all disqualifying
factors set forth in the Questionnaire;
4. Be at least eighteen years of age and no older than 36 years of age as of August 15, 2014;
5. Provide proof of graduation from High School or equivalent;
6. Provide proof that the vision requirements for the position have been met based on an eye examination
performed within 90 days of August 15, 2014.


Registration Process:
Candidates must register directly with C-TEC to participate in the testing process. Candidates will register with CTEC by calling C-TEC directly at 740-364-2280. None of the participating departments can register candidates for the testing process. ALL FEES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TESTING PROCESS ARE TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO C-TEC ALL CANDIDATES MUST REGISTER NO LATER THAN AUGUST 15, 2014 AT 9:00 AM.TO PARTICIPATE IN THE TESTING. LATE OR INCOMPLETE REGISTRATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


Candidates seeking extra credit for military service must file a copy of the DD214 Form with the Newark City Human Resources Department showing that they have been honorably discharged from military service.


THE CITY OF NEWARK WILL NOT PROVIDE NOTARY OR COPYING SERVICES. THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS MADE IN MEETING THE APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE. IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, FOR THE PHYSICAL AGILITY EXAMINATION, YOU ARE STILL TO REPORT TO THE TEST SITE AT THE INDICATED TIME. FOR ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS, CALL (740) 364-2280 or (740) 670-7543.


David Q. Wigginton, Secretary
NEWARK CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION
THE CITY OF NEWARK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER E.O.E

 

NFD MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Newark Division of Fire and Emergency Medical Services is to provide a range of programs designed to safely and efficiently protect the lives and property of the citizens of the City of Newark, Ohio from the adverse effects of fires, sudden medical emergencies or exposure to dangerous conditions created by man or nature.