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Entry Level Firefighter

Elmwood Park, Illinois



Village of Elmwood Park

11 Conti Parkway

Elmwood Park, IL 60707

Phone: 708-453-2600




Starting Salary: $58,626 - $68,876

Population: 25,000

Sworn Officers: 25

Application Deadline: 11/21/18






The Village of Elmwood Park, an equal opportunity employer, is seeking qualified applicants for employment to establish an eligibility list for the position of entry level firefighter.




  • All applicants will be governed by the rules and regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Elmwood Park.

  • Applicant must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Applicants must be under 35 years of age, except as provided in 65 IL CS 5/10–2.1-6 (d).



  • Applicants must have their current Driver’s License (expired or suspended license or tickets are not acceptable), or entrance into the Mandatory Orientation will not be allowed.

  • Applicants must have an associate’s degree or successfully completed (minimum of a "C" or better average) 60 hours of college credit, except for those who have served as a paid on-call fire fighter for the Village for a minimum of two years preceding the date of the examination.

  • Applicants must all provide a copy of a certificate demonstrating that he or she is currently licensed as a EMT-B by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Veterans must submit a copy of their DD214 form to become eligible for five preference points.

  • A copy of a diploma/or college transcripts must be submitted with each application or such applicant will not be eligible to participate in the testing process.

  • Applicants must all provide a copy of any Military Service Records, Discharge Papers, and a copy of their current driver’s license, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate, High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate.

  • Applicants must be an Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) Certified through the State of Illinois at the time of application. (Chapter III, Section 5).

  • Applicants for the position of firefighter must have a current (within the most recent 12 months) CPAT Plus (with ladder climb) Certification as licensed and approved by the International Fire Chief’s Association and the International Association of Firefighters at the time of application. (Chapter III, Section 5).


Applications may only be obtained in person at:


Village Hall

11 Conti Parkway

Elmwood Park, Illinois


Applications will not be mailed or emailed to Applicants.



Applications must be returned to:


Elmwood Park Village Hall

11 Conti Parkway

Elmwood Park, IL 60707


The deadline for the receipt of applications is 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Applications must be received at the Village Hall by either personal delivery or by mail deliver no later than 5:00 on November 21, 2018 or the application will not be accepted. Applications must be accompanied by a $30.00 non-refundable application fee to be paid by money order or check made payable to the Village of Elmwood Park. Applicants may pay by credit card at the time of delivery of the application at 11 Conti Parkway, Elmwood Park.





Saturday, December 1, 2018


9:00 AM


Parks and Recreation Center

2 Conti Parkway

Elmwood Park, IL 60707


WRITTEN EXAMINATION immediately following


Failure to attend the orientation/written examination eliminates the applicant from proceeding further in testing process and the $30.00 application fee will not be refunded.




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