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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.



Requirements:

  • 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 February 8, 2019 – August 8, 2020.

To Apply:

STEP 1:

Online ApplicationApplications are due by 4:00pm on Friday, July 31, 2020.

**NO APPLICATION FEE**

Apply on our website by clicking the link above. 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 between February 8, 2019 - August 8, 2020

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. 

STEP 2:

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.

  • Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:00pm
  • Check in time commences at 6:00pm
  • Dominican University. 7900 West Division Street. River Forest, IL 60305. Lund Auditorium (located in the Fine Arts Building).

STEP 3:

Written Examination: The minimum passing grade is 70%.

  • Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:00am
  • Check in time commences at 8:00am
  • Dominican University. 7900 West Division Street. River Forest, IL 60305. Parmer Hall Classrooms.

STEP 4:

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

  • August 10 & 11, 2020, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Dominican University. 7900 West Division Street. River Forest, IL 60305. Parmer Hall Classrooms.