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Fire Information Packet

Required Documentation Checklist

BFPC Rules and Regulations

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 U.S. Citizens.
  • 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 between May 5, 2021 to November 5, 2022.

To Apply:

STEP 1:

Submit your online here. 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 May 5, 2021 to November 5, 2022.

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 for All Applicants

Thursday, November 3, 2022 at 7:00pm

Check in time commences at 6:00pm

Location: To Be Annouced

STEP 3:

Written Examination: The minimum passing grade is 70%.

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9:00am

Check in time commences at 8:00am

Location: To Be Annouced

STEP 4:

Oral Interview:

Monday, November 7, 2022 starting at 6:00pm.

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

CPAT & LADDER CLIMB CERTIFICATES 

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:

  NIPSTA
  2300 Patriot Boulevard
  Glenview, IL 60026
  Phone:  847-998-8090 Ext 106
  Email: CANTEST@nipsta.org
  https://secure.rec1.com/IL/nipsta-il/catalog

  Central Illinois Fire Chiefs – Decatur, IL –  

  https://www.centralillinoisfirechiefs.com/CPAT/CPATSchedule.aspx