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Paid-On-Call Firefighter

Prospect Heights, Illinois

 

Prospect Heights

Fire Protection District

10 E. Camp McDonald Road

Prospect Heights, IL 60070

Phone: 847-253-8060

E-mail: firechief@phfire.com

Website: www.phfire.com

 

Population: 17,000

Sworn Officers: 52

Application Deadline: 10/19/18

 

 

 

General Requirements for Paid-On-Call Membership complete details and application available at:

 

http://www.phfire.com/content/paidoncall/
 

 

In order to be considered for Paid-On-Call (POC) membership (employment) with the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District (PHFPD), the following minimum requirements must be met.

 

 

The requirements include, but are not limited to:

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.

  2. Reside within approximately ten (10) miles of the fire station.  More importantly, meet performance requirements of fire district. Persons living more than ten (10) miles will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

  3. Be in good physical condition and mental health and able to perform strenuous manual labor.

  4. Be of good moral character and not had any serious criminal activity history as determined by a background investigation conducted by the PHFPD using fingerprint submission to the Illinois State Police and FBI and request for Drivers License Abstract from the Secretary of State.

  5. Possess a valid class D Driver’s License issued by the state in which the applicant resides. 

  6. Be a High School graduate or possess a GED certificate.

  7. Be an U.S. citizen or possess work authorization from the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization.

  8. Possess a valid and current EMT-B or paramedic license from the IDPH.

  9. Possess proof of completion within the 12 months prior to application of the Candidate Physical Ability Test – CPAT. NOTE:
    You must present a valid CPAT with ladder climb card or certificate with your submitted application AND again at time of job offer, present a valid CPAT card or certificate. Valid means not more than 12 months old.

  10. Upon acceptance pass a psychological evaluation, physical examination, and drug screen.

 

Complete position descriptions as well as hiring policies and procedures of the PHFPD are available upon written request to the Fire Chief.

 

 

The Recruit Training Program (RTP) of the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District is a mandatory requirement for all persons accepted for membership as a Paid-On-Call Firefighter.  The course begins January 14, 2019 and ends March 22, 2019.  This is a formal, structured training academy meeting every day, Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. for eleven (11) weeks.  The sessions meet in both Prospect Heights and Glenview and consist of both classroom lectures and hands-on drills that cover all material in the State Fire Marshal’s Basic Operations Firefighter. After completion the new member will sit for the State Fire Marshal’s Basic Operations Firefighter exam.  This is an unpaid education and the applicant who is appointed is required to sign a tuition reimbursement agreement.

 

ALL REQUIRED TRAINING TO BECOME A PAID-ON-CALL FIREFIGHTERS IS UNCOMPENSATED – NO WAGES ARE PAID DURING THE TRAINING PERIOD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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