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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Mayor Rilling Announces Entry-Level Firefighter Exam Scheduled for January 13; Registration Opens

(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, November 16, 2023, Mayor Harry Rilling and Fire Chief Gino Gatto announced that the City of Norwalk's next Firefighter exam will be administered on Saturday, January 13, 2024. The City encourages candidates of all cultures and backgrounds to apply to join the ranks of the Norwalk Fire Department.

Registration for the exam opens on Saturday, November 18 and will close on Sunday, December 31. Interested applicants should visit to register for the test. The cost to register for the exam is $35. Applicants must be at least 18 at the time of the exam. Additional information can be found on the City's website by visiting

“I encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to join the ranks of the Norwalk Fire Department,” said Mayor Rilling. "Norwalk's Bravest take on everything from fires to medical emergencies to help protect our community and we want our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve when it comes to race, gender and sexual orientation. In Norwalk, we also strive to have a local workforce where people can work in the community they live, which is why I also encourage more residents who are passionate about helping people to consider a career in the Norwalk Fire Department."

"As we continue to invest in our Fire Department, we are committed to filling its ranks with qualified individuals who represent our city's diverse communities," said Chief Gatto. "The Norwalk Fire Department offers challenging and fulfilling career opportunities, and we encourage all eligible Norwalk residents to apply to take the test and join the Norwalk Fire Department family." 

In mid-December, the Fire Department will host a virtual town hall meeting to help interested applicants learn more about the Department, the testing process and what it's like to be a firefighter in the City. Additional information will be sent via the Firefighter app and posted on in the coming weeks.

Today's announcement demonstrates Mayor Rilling and Fire Chief Gatto's continued commitment to creating a pipeline of firefighters and future leaders within the Department who reflect Norwalk's diverse communities. 


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