Wheeling, IL Firefighter Job Application


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Wheeling Fire Department
Firefighter Job Application

Application Deadline: Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Starting salary for a firefighter: $64,053.00

Starting salary for a firefighter/paramedic: $75,239.00

Minimum Requirements:

  • $35.00 non-refundable application fee
  • Minimum Age: 21 (as of the date of written examination)
  • Maximum Age: 35 (as of the date of written examination)
  • United States Citizen (native-born or naturalized at time of appointment)
  • High School Graduate (or GED)
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of a Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Visual acuity: 20/30 or corrected to 20/30 in each eye; must have color vision
  • Must possess valid CPAT/Ladder Climb card at time of application and at time of appointment. Card is considered valid if issued 12 months prior to taking the written exam
  • Must be legally eligible to operate a motor vehicle in the State of Illinois and must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s license at the time of hire

Required Documentation due June 24, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.:

  • Online Application – available after purchase
  • Consent and Release Agreement (2 pages) – available after purchase
  • Copy of high school diploma or GED
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Copy of birth record as proof of citizenship 
  • Copy of CPAT and ladder climb certificates dated 7/17/2020 – 7/17/2021
  • Copy of DD214 form (If applicable)

Orientation and Testing:

Candidates must attend the mandatory written examination on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Sign-in begins at 8:00 AM, please arrive no later than 8:30 AM with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID) to sign-in. No walk-ins will be permitted at the written examination. Testing will be held at the Mutual Aid Box Alarm (MABAS) Illinois Readiness Center. 

Application Process Information:
When you complete the online application, you will receive a confirmation number. You also need to print and sign the required release form(s) and gather the required documentation listed above for submission to IOS Recruitment by 6/24/2021 at 4:00 PM CST.  All application fees are non-refundable. 

Any questions about location or application process should be directed to IO Solutions directly at (800)-343-HIRE or please do not contact the facility.


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