If you ever dreamed of a career as a professional firefighter today (April 9th) is the deadline for submitting your application for the Buffalo Firefighter exam.  The exam is given only every four years and this year it will be given on May 1st.

Firefighter candidates must be:

  • 19 years old as of May 1st
  • a U.S. citizen
  • a full-time resident of the city of Buffalo at least 90 days prior to April 9th and must maintain residency until appointment
  • must be a high school graduate or have a GED.

Buffalo firefighter salaries range from a starting base pay of $35,000 a year up to $68,461.

Applications and information can be obtained at any City of Buffalo firehouse or online at Buffalo Fire Department.  A $25.00 fee is due at the time of the application.