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Buffalo Firefighter exam to be given May 1

The City of Buffalo's 2018 recruitment campaign for the Buffalo firefighter exam has begun.

Base pay for Buffalo firefighters starts at $35,000 a year and can range up to $68,461 annually, said Mayor Byron W. Brown.

The deadline for submitting exam applications is April 9. The exam, which is only offered every four years, will be given on May 1.

Candidates must:

  • be 19 years old as of May 1;
  • be a U.S. citizen;
  • be a full-time Buffalo resident at least 90 days prior to April 9 and continue residency until appointment;
  • have a high school diploma or GED.

A $25 exam fee is required.

More information and applications are available at the Human Resources Department, all  city firehouses and community centers and online at


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