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Bellwood, Illinois



Village of Bellwood

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677




Starting Salary: $46,468.26

Population: 20,500

Sworn Officers: 25

Application Deadline: 10/3/18



The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Bellwood is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter.


Testing is being conducted for new hires and to establish an eligibility list for future hiring needs.


Applications will be limited to the first 200 purchased.  Applications will no longer be available once 200 applications have been purchased.


The Fire Department is a member of Division 20 Mutual Aid Pact, which includes 17 neighboring communities. The pact is a member of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System that covers Illinois.


The Village of Bellwood offers both residents and visitors an excellent infrastructure, a low crime rate, easy access via highways, streets and public transportation to one of the nationís most thriving metropolitan areas. Among its many other attributes, this close-knit community has a long tradition of collaborating and networking to develop and execute special events, programs and initiatives that make Bellwood a great place to be just outside of Chicago.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 10/3/18 Ė 2:00 PM

or once 200 have been purchased


The deadline for returning completed applications is:


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by 4:00 PM


Please Note: This is not a postmarked date



All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: Bellwood FD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen.

  • Driverís License:  Must possess a valid Driverís License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driverís License upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (10/3/18) and must be under the age of 35 years on 10/20/2018 and when final eligibility register is posted unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a certified full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department or fire protection district located in the State of Illinois.

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

  • Residence:  At this time there is no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of Bellwood.

  • CPAT Card:  NOTE: Candidates MUST possess a valid CPAT Card issued between the dates of 10/3/17 and 10/3/18.

All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.



Additional information will be provided in the

packet which can be downloaded at:


There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Bellwood Fire Department or Village Hall.



Applicants must attend the

mandatory orientation and test date:


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:


Saturday, October 20, 2018


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation Ė 8:30 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




Bellwood Village Hall

3200 Washington Boulevard

Bellwood, IL




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Bellwood, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.












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