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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 1001Firefighter II NFPA 1001Driver /Operator Pumper NFPA 1002Fire Inspector I NFPA 1031HAZ MAT Operations NFPA 472Certified by Pennsylvania Department of Health as a Vehicle Rescue TechnicianCertified by Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician or more advanced certificationBe physically and mentally fit to perform the duties of a Firefighter/EMTINSTRUCTIONS: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 by clicking: https://www.uppermoreland.org/151/Human-Resources or click: Firefighter Application for the 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 ServicesAttention: Firefighter Applications117 Park AvenueWillow Grove, PA 19090Applicants 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 on Wednesday September 22ndWritten Test, 70% or greater and top 30 scores to continue (50% of overall score)Physical Agility Test- Pass/FailOral Interview (50% of overall score)Awarding of Veterans pointsBackground InvestigationConditional Offer of EmploymentMedical and Psychological Examination - Pass/Fail