Eligibility List Testing For Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics

March, 29, 2018

The Village of River Forest will hold a written examination on Saturday, April 28, 2018 to establish an eligibility list for the position of Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic.


  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application and under 35 years unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in the Fire and Police Commissioners Act. Proof of birth date will be required at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. and/or an alien admitted for permanent residents or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a U.S. citizen.
  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Licensed Paramedic (or documentation showing applicant is in the process of obtaining a license)
  • Applicants must provide a CPAT+ (Ladder Climb Exercise) Certification dated between April 16, 2017 and April 16, 2018 from a licensed administrator in Illinois

Information Packets with Preliminary Applications and additional information are available for pickup at the Village of River Forest Village Hall or can be downloaded below.

Important Dates:

Applications Due: April 16, 2018, 4:30 p.m. - Application must be returned to the River Forest Village Hall with all supporting and required documentation in an 8.5” x 11” envelope.

Orientation: April 24, 2018, 6:30 p.m. Check-in, 7:00 p.m. Mandatory Orientation – Dominican University, Aula Auditorium, Priory Campus, 7200 W. Division St., River Forest, IL 60305

Written Examination: April 28, 2018, 8:30 a.m. Check-in, 9:00 a.m. Written Examination – Dominican University, Parmer Hall Classroom 108, Main Campus, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest, IL 60305

Oral Interview:  Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:00-10 p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2018 , 6:00-10 pm at the River Forest Village Hall ,Board Room, Second Floor, 400 Park Ave., River Forest, IL 60305

Orientation Notice

Application Packet