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Chicago Heights, Illinois



Chicago Heights Fire Department







Starting Salary: $54,084

Population: 30,026

Sworn Officers: 60

Application Deadline: 12/12/18



Firefighter/Paramedic Application Process



Chicago Heights Fire Department

Chicago Heights, Illinois


The Chicago Heights Board of Fire and Police Commissioners is accepting applications for the position of firefighter/paramedic.



All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Chicago Heights Fire Department:

  • U.S. citizenship;

  • Possess a valid driver's license with good driving record (will be required proof of identification at all phases of testing); 

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent;

  • At least 18 years of age and UNDER 35 years of age at time of the application deadline (December 12, 2018);

  • No felony convictions;

  • Be certified at an EMT by the State of Illinois or be eligible for reciprocity (EMT-B); 

  • Attend a mandatory orientation program on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm at Bloom High School; 

  • Pass a mandatory written exam administration on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 8:00 am at Bloom High School;  

  • Must present a valid CPAT and Ladder Climb certification with any licensed agency, issued no more than 12 months prior to time of job appointment

    • Additional information on the CPAT and Ladder Climb Certifications is available in the "Summary of the Hiring Process" section of the application. 

  • Must meet the requirements of a background investigation, pass an oral examination, and medical, drug, psychological and polygraph tests;

  • Be certified as a paramedic in the South Cook County Emergency Medical Service System at Ingalls Hospital, Harvey, Illinois and the State of Illinois prior to the date the candidate is hired as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the city; 

  • Be certified as having successfully completed the Physical Agility Test (CPAT) within one year before date of hire; 

  • Become a resident of the City of Chicago Heights within 12 months after hiring date;

  • Pay a $40.00 non-refundable application processing fee;

  • Application deadline is Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM.


To apply for this position or obtain additional information, please visit the following website:




The City of Chicago Heights is an Equal Opportunity Employer.












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