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Belvidere, Illinois



City of Belvidere

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

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677




Starting Salary: $47,192.00

Population: 25,000

Sworn Officers: 28

Application Deadline: 3/31/16





The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Belvidere 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.


Belvidere is located in Boone County which is currently one of the fastest growing counties in the state. The Department has a proud history that began back in 1886. Through the years with all of the growth and changes one thing has remained constant; the courage and dedication of their firefighters as they put their life on the line for the protection of all. The members of the Belvidere Fire Department have the conviction and the resolve to provide the citizens with an outstanding Fire/Rescue service.



Applications are available at:


 Applications will be online for purchase until 3/31/16 - 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by 4:00 PM

(not a postmark date)



All applications must be returned to the office of: 


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

Attn: Belvidere 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 (3/31/16) and must be under the age of 35 years on 4/16/2016 unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10 Ė 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 Illinois  

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

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character

  • Vision:  Correctable to 20/40, normal peripheral vision and able to distinguish color

  • Residence:  Must reside within a 20-mile radius of the Public Safety Building (615 N. Main Street) within one year following successful completion of their one-year probationary period

  • CPAT Card with Ladder Climb:  NOTE: Valid CPAT/Ladder Climb at time of hire - cards considered valid if issued within one year prior to time of hire. Licensed CPAT/Ladder Climb testing agencies:

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 Belvidere Fire Department or City Hall.



Applicants must attend the

mandatory orientation and test date:


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:


Saturday, April 16, 2016


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation - 8:30 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




Belvidere High School

1500 East Avenue

Belvidere, IL




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












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