City of DeKalb
200 S. Fourth Street
DeKalb, IL 60115
Sworn Officers: 57
Application Deadline: 10/31/18
The City of DeKalb, Illinois is located in a university community and the Fire Department serves a population of approximately 16,000 students and 47,000 residents. The Department has an ISO Rating of 2 with a primary response area of 15 square miles and serves an additional 40 square miles by contract to the DeKalb Fire Protection District. In 2017, the DeKalb Fire Department responded to 5,573 requests for emergency service of which 74% were medical calls. The Fire Department is comprised of 57 full-time sworn employees including 3 Administrative Chiefs and 3 civilian employees.
The City of DeKalb is located 60 miles west of Chicago and 30 miles southeast of Rockford. We are the home of the second largest university in the State of Illinois – Northern Illinois University.
Minimum Requirements at time of application:
Residency requirement after 15 months of employment
(Map listed on City Website)
APPLICATION & TESTING INSTRUCTIONS:
Candidates must complete an application and the written exam by October 31, 2018.
To view the full recruitment brochure, hiring and residency requirements, and complete the application, please visit our website at:
The scheduling of the written exam through NTN
can be found at:
Please select Firefighter jobs and sign up for the City of DeKalb exam.
All applications and testing must be completed by October 31, 2018.
The City of DeKalb is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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