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Hello all,
I know that Boston doesn't give the test, the state of Mass gives the test. I've researched the topic quiet a bit and am very seriously considering taking the exam. I'm currently enlisted in the United States Air Force as a firefighter. I need your thoughts and opinions, is it a "who you know" thing in Boston? Does a small town Ohio boy have a chance in getting hired there? Does Boston favor the recruit as much as the recruiter told me they do?

Hope to get some good feedback!
Stay Safe & Happy 2010
Bob Wuebker

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-Check directly with the City of Boston on the HR page of their web site. I believe that the City of Boston, like many municipalities, requires applicants to be legal residents living within the city limits prior to being eligible to even take the entrance exam. They usually have the police investigate and confirm residency of the applicant.
You better move into the city. residents get preference and new hires are required to live there. A good score helps and maybe if you are friends with the State Senate President
The city of Boston gives veterans 30 days from the time they seperated active duty to reside in the city limits. They understand that there is no possible way for us "vets" to be living in the city during our enlistment. Michael your the third person who said that they investigate and confirm residency. Sounds like some solid information. Thanks for the information fellas.

FTM,
Bob

Michael Bricault said:
-Check directly with the City of Boston on the HR page of their web site. I believe that the City of Boston, like many municipalities, requires applicants to be legal residents living within the city limits prior to being eligible to even take the entrance exam. They usually have the police investigate and confirm residency of the applicant.

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