West Chicago, IL Firefighter Application


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West Chicago Fire Protection District
Firefighter Job Application

Starting salary is $74,684Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.

Minimum Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • 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
    • Candidates not currently in possession of their paramedic license may apply if they have completed an EMT-P class and are currently in the certification process
  • Illinois Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate issued by the Office of the State
    Fire Marshal (OSFM)

    • Out of State applicants are encouraged to apply but will be required to possess their States equivalent to a BOF certification that meets NFPA Firefighter I Certification.
  • 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 (03/25/2022 – 03/25/2023) and at time of conditional offer of employment

Required Documentation due 02/22/2023 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, or naturalization papers
  • Copy of Illinois Firefighter II or Basic Operations Certification from IL OSFM
    • Out of State certifications equivalent to a BOF certification and that meet NFPA Firefighter I Certification will be accepted pending Department approval
  • Copy of valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification dated 03/25/2022 – 03/25/2023
  • Copy of IDPH EMT-Paramedic License/National Paramedic License OR a letter of good standing in a
    paramedic program AND proof of being in the process of certification.

    • COPY of Paramedic class completion certificate will be required as proof of being in the certification process

Orientation and Testing:
Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on Saturday, March 25, 2023. 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 02/22/2023. Failure to complete any portion of the application process will eliminate you from further consideration. No refunds are issued for incomplete or late applications. 

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