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Firefighter/ Paramedic

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.


  • 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 issued between April 14, 2022 to October 14, 2023.

To Apply:


Submit your online application 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 April 14, 2022 to October 14, 2023.

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 for All Applicant.

Mandatory Orientation will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. Check in time commences at 6:00P.M. No one will be admitted to the Orientation after 7:00 P.M.

Location: Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 – 1st Floor Community Room


Written Examination: The minimum passing grade is 70%.

Date: Saturday, October 14th at 9:00am.

Location:  Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue, River Forest, IL 60305 – 1st Floor Community Room


Oral Interview

Date: Monday, October 16, 2023 starting at 6:00 PM

Applicants who successfully pass the written test will be notified of the exact 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