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Columbus, Ohio  43215 
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Uniformed Fire Series


Fire Lieutenant

Fire Captain

Fire Battalion Chief

Fire Deputy Chief

Important Notices to all Fire Promotional Candidates:

Seniority Points

Promotional Exam Information:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we do not currently have a timeline for when the finalized reading lists will be posted. Once it is determined that the reading lists may be released, the Civil Service Commission will work with the Division of Fire and the IAFF, Local 67 to inform potential candidates. The CIFA minutes, which contain preliminary plans for the 2021 Fire Promotional examination processes, including the tentative reading lists, and tentative timelines are posted on the Commission’s website for each rank. However, these are not finalized reading lists or timelines and they are subject to change.  

For the 2021 examination process, questions asked regarding the examination process will be answered through a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document for each rank on the Commission’s website.  

We appreciate your patience and your focus on the health and welfare of the City of Columbus.

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