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Firefighter/Paramedic: CURRENTLY NOT TESTING

Fire Information Packet

Required Documentation Checklist

BFPC Rules and Regulations

Collective Bargaining Agreement

Selection Procedures

If you should have any questions, please contact Renee Morris by email or phone 708-714-3561.


  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at the time of application unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in the Fire and Police Commissioners Act.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or provide proof of intention to become a citizen.
  • Applicants must possess a high school education or its equivalent.
  • Applicants must be licensed and certified as a paramedic by the Illinois Department of Public Health upon hire.
  • Applicants must submit a copy of their CPAT + (Ladder Climb Exercise) Certification from a licensed administrator in Illinois dated between within one year of the testing date.

To Apply:


Submit application. Please upload the following required documentation:

  • A copy of your Driver’s License
  • Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Copy of current Paramedic License or documentation showing you are in the process of obtaining a License
  • CPAT + (Ladder Climb Exercise) Certificate issued within one year of the testing date

If you are unable to obtain a copy of the above documentation at the time of submitting your application, you will be required to bring the documentation with you on the day of testing. 


Mandatory Orientation: It is mandatory that all applicants attend the orientation program. Failure to attend or appearing late will disqualify the applicant for further participation in the examination process. 


Written Examination: The minimum passing grade is 70%.


Oral Interview: Applicants who successfully pass the written test will be notified of the exact date, time, and location for their oral interview.


If you need to obtain these certificates, we accept certifications from any vendor as long as they are certified to administer the test. The vendor below administers classes for these certificates. Please contact them directly for more information:

  2300 Patriot Boulevard
  Glenview, IL 60026
  Phone:  847-998-8090 Ext 106

  Central Illinois Fire Chiefs – Decatur, IL –

  SUFD – Darien, IL –