The following description is intended to serve only as a general summary of the City’s firefighting hiring process. Testing is typically conducted every two years. When testing occurs, all individuals interested in becoming a Firefighter/Paramedic must meet the following requirements:
U.S. Citizenship or person meeting requirements of “citizenship status”.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED).
Valid Driver’s License.
21 years of age and less than 35 years of age at time final eligibility list is established, unless otherwise exempt by statute.
Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic license at time of application deadline.
Valid CPAT and Ladder Climb at time of application deadline AND at time of appointment.
Must have the ability to read, write and speak English.