South Holland Fire Department


Contact Information


South Holland Fire Department
16230 Wausau Avenue
South Holland, IL 60473


  • 708-210-2910

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 12/16/22
  • @ 5:00 PM CST


  • Starting: $65,000

    Benefit Information:

    • South Holland Firefighters Local 4109 negotiates a labor contract with the Village of South Holland
    • The Village offers a comprehensive benefit plan including Firemen's Pension Fund as prescribed under Chapter 5, Section 4 of the Statutes of the State of Illinois, health, dental, vision, and life insurance
    • Additional voluntary supplemental benefit programs
    • Investment/retirement plans such as 457B deferred compensation and Roth IRA
    • Paid leave, including bereavement leave
    • Paid holidays
    • Bonus day
    • ACME credit union
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Discounted membership to the South Holland Community Center Fitness Center
    • Firefighters work a 24-hour shift followed by 48 hours off-duty; A Kelly Day is scheduled off every 9th duty day for employees assigned to a 24-hour shift


  • 28


  • 23,000

Position Details

The Village of South Holland is a thriving community of Faith, Family and Future. The Village boasts a workforce that embodies high ethical standards and responsiveness, with a relentless pursuit of improvement.

The Village is creating an eligibility list for the position of Career Firefighter-Paramedic.

We provide a full range of fire and emergency services to a community of 23,000 and a primary response area of 11 square miles, with an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 2. In 2021, the South Holland Fire Department responded to 6,124 incidents. 

Seize the opportunity to join this dynamic and professional department of individuals who have a commitment to integrity, professionalism, self-discipline, and respect; and a desire to serve the public.

Applications packets must be completed and submitted no later than 5:00 PM CST on December 16, 2022.

The Village of South Holland requires candidates to submit their application online at:

There is a $40 one-time application fee to establish an account with the National Testing Network. Candidates who have financial hardship can apply for assistance through an NTN request. The South Holland Fire Department requires completion of the Personal History Qualifications (PHQ). You can access the questionnaire after creating your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you will not advance further in the process.

Job Requirements:

  • Age: Applicants must be 21 years of age at the date of the written test. No person who is 35 years of age or older shall be eligible to take the written test unless exempted per state statute (65 IL5/10- Exemptions to exceed the maximum age limit are allowed for military service and volunteer, paid-on-call, part-time, and full-time firefighters meeting certain conditions.
  • US Citizen: Legally authorized to work in the U.S. (Must meet I-9 requirements).
  • High School Grad/GED: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid Driver's License: Required at the time of appointment.
  • EMT-Basic: Applicants must possess EMT-B License at the time of application and must obtain their EMT-P License by the end of their probationary period.
  • Residency: Employees must reside within a twenty-mile radius of South Holland's Village Hall or a municipality whose border is touched by the twenty-mile radius within 1 year of the date of their hire.

Additional Requirements:

  • CPAT: Proof of successful completion of the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) conducted by a licensed CPAT testing agency is required by time of conditional offer of hire. CPAT testing must have been completed no earlier than one (1) year.
  • Passing score on FireTEAM test: This requires attaining a score that is at or above the median score for all applicants participating in the written test. Written test must be completed by December 1, 2022.
  • Certifications: Candidates are required to obtain Basic Certified Firefighter Certification from Illinois OSFM during their probationary period. Candidates are required to successfully test into Illinois Region 7 - South Cook County EMS System.
  • Conditional Offer of Hire: At the time a candidate accepts a conditional offer of employment he or she shall be subject to a background investigation including oral interview and a written integrity test. After a conditional offer of hire, and the successful completion of any other conditions of hire, eligible candidates shall be required to submit to basic medical examinations, which may include psychological and comprehensive drug evaluations.
  • CPAT Testing Information: Candidates must register for the CPAT at one of the locations below or another certified CPAT testing facility:

Items Needed for Application Submission:

The following application information and documentation must be submitted to the National Testing Network account:

  • Completed and electronically signed NTN Firefighter Application and Personal Data Questionnaire (PHQ).
  • Preference Point Claim Form for preference points. Can be found here (must be notarized).
  • Copy of valid Driver's License.
  • Copy of High School diploma or equivalent
  • Copy of Illinois EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Basic License
  • Copy of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and valid Ladder Climb Certificate
  • DD 214 for Veteran’s Points
  • Signed Tuition/fees reimbursement form Available Here

Final Hiring List:

Candidates will also have the ability to claim preference points by submitting a claim form with any required attachments. Education and experience preference points claim form must be submitted at the time of application. Veteran's preference points may be claimed within ten (10) days after the posting of the final eligibility list. Three types of preference points may be claimed by applicants:

  1. Veteran’s preference points for applicants who served in the US military actively for at least one year and who were honorably discharged or are now on inactive or reserve duty – 5pts. (DD-214 is required)
  2. Educational preference points for applicants who have obtained an associate’s degree in the field of fire science or emergency medical services, or a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university – 3pts.
  3. Experience preference points for applicants who were employed as a full-time certified firefighter II or BOF for at least two (2) years at another fire protection district or municipality – 2pts.  South Holland Fire Department Paid-on-Call status with Basic Firefighter Certification (FF II or BOF) shall be awarded one-half point for each year of service to a maximum of 2 points.
  4. Illinois Certified Paramedics – 5pts.

Note: Candidates may not receive the full amount of preference points if the amount of points awarded would place the candidate before a veteran on the eligibility list.

Once the final hiring list is established, it is in effect for two (2) years and all hiring is done from that list until it expires or is exhausted.

For questions please contact Human Resources at:


The Village of South Holland is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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