West Chicago, IL Firefighter Application


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West Chicago Fire Protection District
Firefighter Job Application
Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.
Starting salary is $78,465

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to work lawfully in the United States
  • No felony convictions
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of application deadline, or as otherwise exempt by State Statute
  • High school diploma/GED 
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be a licensed/certified IDPH Paramedic (EMT-P) or National Paramedic at time of conditional offer of employment
    • Individuals not currently in possession of their paramedic license may apply and participate in the testing process if they are currently enrolled in a paramedic program or are currently applying to a paramedic program. 
  • Illinois Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate issued by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
    • Individuals not currently in possession of this certification may apply if they are currently in a fire academy or are currently applying to one.
  • Must provide proof of successful completion of the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) with Ladder Climb Certification conducted by a licensed agency within 12 months immediately prior to the written exam date (06/08/2023  – 06/08/2024) and at time of conditional offer of employment


Required Documentation due 05/08/2024 at 4:00 p.m. (must be delivered via hand or mail):

  • Confirmed online application (available after download)
  • Consent and Release Agreement (available after download)
  • Copy of high school diploma/GED
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record as proof of citizenship – county/state-issued birth record, passport, naturalization papers, or valid permanent resident card, or work authorization card
  • Copy of IDPH EMT-Paramedic License/National Paramedic License OR a letter of current enrollment in a paramedic program OR applicants must list the name of their paramedic program and start date within their application
  • Copy of Illinois Firefighter II or Basic Operations Certification from IL OSFM OR applicants must list the name of their fire academy and start date within their application 
  • Copy of valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification dated 06/08/2023 – 06/08/2024


Orientation and Testing:
Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on Saturday, June 8, 2024.  Exact details will be provided to those eligible to test.

Application Process Information:
When you complete the online application, you will receive a confirmation number. You will also need to print and sign the required release forms and gather the required documentation listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 4:00 p.m. on 05/08/2023. Failure to complete any portion of the application process will eliminate you from further consideration.  

Please contact IOS Recruitment at (800)-343-HIRE or re*********@io*********.com with questions regarding the application, testing site, and required documentation before the application deadline date.

All communications will come from re*********@io*********.com. Be sure to add us to your address book and check your inbox (including spam folder) often for important notifications.


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