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Forest Park, Illinois



Forest Park Fire Department








Salary: $56,138.23 - $86,430.95

Population: 15,000

Sworn Officers: 23

Application Deadline: 8/11/17




Forest Park Fire Department

Forest Park, Illinois


The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the Village of Forest Park, Illinois is accepting appointment(s) to the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Forest Park Fire Department.



All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the Village of Forest Park:

  • At least 21 years of age and under 34 years of age at time of written examination (August 26, 2017), except per Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.  Proof of date of birth is required;

  • U.S. citizenship;

  • No felony convictions;

  • High school graduate or GED equivalent;

  • Possess a valid driver's license with good driving record;

  • Possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois Department of Public Health - (IDPH) (at time of hire);

  • Present a valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb by time of written examination with an issue date within 12 months of the date of the written examination (August 26, 2017) -AND- CPAT card must also be valid at time of hire;

  • Must successfully pass a written examination with a score of 70% or better;

  • Must successfully complete an oral interview, background investigation, medical examination, drug testing, polygraph, and psychological examination;

  • Pay a $45.00 non-refundable application processing fee;

  • Attend a mandatory orientation and written exam testing on Saturday, August 26, 2017.


Preference points will be awarded

by the Village of Forest Park for the following:

  • Military Experience: Applicants with a minimum of 1 year of active duty U.S. military service with an Honorable Discharge.  Military Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted with application to qualify.

  • Education: Possess an Associate’s Degree in the field of Fire Service or Emergency Medical Services from an accredited community or junior college –OR- a Bachelor’s Degree in any field from an accredited college or university. A copy of the diploma and/or official transcripts must be submitted when requested to qualify.


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




The Village of Forest Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Forest Park Fire Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.












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