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Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic

Kankakee Fire Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Kankakee Fire Department
385 E Oak Street
Kankakee, IL 60901

Phone:

  • 815-933-0435

Fax:

  • 815-933-0456

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 04/15/22
  • @ 4:00 PM

Salary:

  • Starting:

    • $63,265.35 (FF)
    • $65,893.58 (FF/P)

Sworn:

  • 49

Population:

  • 27,000

Position Details

The Kankakee Fire Department is now Hiring for Firefighters and Firefighter/Paramedics

Mandatory Orientation:

4/30/2022 at 9:30 AM

Written Exam:

4/30/2022 at 10:00 PM

Oral Interviews:

TBD; Will be scheduled during written exam

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Kankakee is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.

Testing is being conducted for immediate openings for 3 personnel and to establish an eligibility list for hiring needs for anticipated openings in the near future.

Applications are available at:

citykankakee-il.gov/personnelrealtions.php

Deadline for submitting applications is:

April 15, 2022 at 4:00PM

There will be a mandatory orientation on April 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM with the written exam to follow immediately afterwards at 10:00 AM at:

Kankakee Public Library

201 E Merchant Street

Kankakee, IL 60901

There will be a $20.00 non-refundable application fee due at time of written exam (cash or check).

Applicants must meet the following requirements for appointment:

  • 21 years of age or under 35 years of age at date of hire (unless otherwise exempt by state law)
  • U.S. Citizen or permeant resident
  • Valid driver's license
  • High-school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have at least one of the three following certifications:
    • Illinois Licensed Paramedic
    • Illinois Licensed EMT-Basic
    • Illinois Certified Firefighter 2 / Basic Operations Firefighter
  • CPAT Certificate with date no later than one year from date of hire
  • All personnel appointed will be required to obtain Paramedic License and Advanced Firefighter Technician Certification within 3 years of appointment as a condition of employment 

Any questions regarding the testing process may be directed to:

Deputy Chief Adam Heid

815-933-0435



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