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Elgin, Illinois



City of Elgin

150 Dexter Court

Elgin, IL 60120

Phone: 847-931-6049

Fax: 847-931-5906




Salary: $67,181 - $89,541

Population: 112,000

Sworn Officers: 133

Application Deadline: 8/3/18



The City of Elgin is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.


The Elgin Fire Department has 133 sworn firefighters who provide a full range of coverage to 38.8 square miles and service a population of over 112,000 people.


The coverage area includes the historic downtown area, two major medical facilities, two college campuses, multiple industrial and office parks, Illinois largest gaming facility, a growing commercial segment, as well as single and multi-family homes.

Services are also provided along main transportation routes that include sections of Interstate 90, routes 20, 31 and 25, the Randall Road corridor, the Northwest METRA rail line, and two major freight lines.



Candidates must meet and submit the following required documentation by the application deadline of August 3, 2018:

  • Copy of birth certificate / Naturalization papers if born outside of US

    • Candidates may not be older than 35 by August 3, 2018, unless:
      previous employment as a fulltime firefighter in a municipality or FPD. Candidate may be older than 35 years if they have served in the military while the age of 35 with an honorable discharge and is no older than 40 years old by August 3, 2018.

    • Candidates must be 21 years old by August 3, 2018, unless:
      May be 19 years or older and have not less than 3 years participation in the Elgin Fire Cadet Academy or Elgin Police Explorer Program and 100 hours of volunteer time in the Academy or Explorer program.  You may be placed on the eligibility list, but shall not be appointed until you have reached the age of 21.

    • Candidates must be citizens of the United States or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence who can produce evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States.

  • Copy of a valid driver's license

  • Copy of a High School Diploma or GED required

  • Copy of Military Separation papers (DD 214), if applicable

  • Copy of valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card and Ladder Certification dated between June 18, 2017 and October 8, 2018

  • Copy of Illinois Department of Public Health EMT- Basic license or EMT - Paramedic license


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