The Upper Moreland Township Department of Emergency Services, on behalf of the Upper Moreland Township Civil Service Commission, will be conducting a written examination for Firefighter/EMT position on Friday, October 8th at the Willow Grove Fire Company, 227 Davisville Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Each person who submits a completed application shall report for registration at 6:00 P.M. on the day of the written test. When reporting for the examination, each candidate MUST bring a government issued photo identification.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR TESTING:
Citizen of the United States. High School Graduate or equivalent. At least 21 years of age before the deadline for submitting the completed application. Have a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License. Have earned at least (60) credits from an accredited college or university or have served at least (5) years as a fulltime or volunteer firefighter in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
The following certifications are required:
Fire Fighter I NFPA 1001
Firefighter II NFPA 1001
Driver /Operator Pumper NFPA 1002
Fire Inspector I NFPA 1031
HAZ MAT Operations NFPA 472
Certified by Pennsylvania Department of Health as a Vehicle Rescue Technician
Certified by Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician or more advanced certification
Be physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of a Firefighter/EMT
Applications are available at the Upper Moreland Township Building located at 117 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090, Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Also available on Upper Moreland Township's website here: https://www.uppermoreland.org/151/Human-Resources or click here for the application: Firefighter Application. Completed and notarized applications must be received or postmarked no later than 4:30 PM, Wednesday September 22nd and the envelope must be marked on the outside "APPLICATION FOR FIREFIGHTER".
A $25.00 fee to cover the administrative costs of processing the application must accompany the application. A check or money order must be made payable to Upper Moreland Township.
SEALED APPLICATIONS SHALL BE ADDRESSED TO:
Department of Emergency Services
Attention: Firefighter Applications
117 Park Avenue
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Applicants passing the written testing with a 70% will undergo a Physical Agility Test on Saturday, November 6th at the Abington Public Safety Annex, 2200 Florie Lane, Abington, PA 19001 at 8:00 a.m.
SUMMARY OF SELECTION PROCESS
Application submitted by 4:30 PM Wednesday September 22th
Written Test, 70% or greater and top 30 scores to continue (50% of overall score)
Physical Agility Test- Pass/Fail
Oral Interview (50% of overall score)
Awarding of Veterans points
Conditional Offer of Employment
Medical and Psychological Examination - Pass/Fail