Firefighter Requirements

Applicants to to the City of Newburgh Fire Department must have a valid NYS Driver's License and be a US Citizen at the time of appointment and throughout tenure. Other requirements include:

Candidates who pass the written exam are placed on the eligibility list in order from the highest to lowest grade. Preference in appointment is provided to City of Newburgh residents. Please visit the Civil Service Department’s Current Exams webpage for information regarding the City of Newburgh Firefighter/ Firefighter (Spanish Speaking) Entry Exams.