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Barrington Fire Department


Contact Information


Barrington Fire Department
400 N. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010

Phone Number:

  • 847-304-3600

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 06/01/20
  • @ 3:00 PM


  • Barrington Firefighters, Local 3481 negotiates a labor contract for the Village of Barrington.

    • Effective January 1st, 2020, the Step 1 starting salary for a firefighter/paramedic is $69,152 plus $2,000 stipend. The pay scale contains seven steps. The Step 7 salary is $99,180 plus $2,000 stipend.
    • Firefighters work a 24-hour shift followed by 48 hours off-duty. A Kelly Day is scheduled off every 18th duty day for employees assigned to a 24-hour shift.
    • Sick leave for 24-hour shift employees accrue on a monthly basis at the rate of 12 hours per month up to a maximum of 1,280 hours.
    • Firefighters are granted Paid Time Off (PTO) on a sliding scale from the employee's date of hire through the end of the first calendar year. Firefighters with less than five (5) years of service are granted 168 hours of PTO per year.
    • The Village offers a comprehensive benefit plan including health and dental insurance, life insurance, and a 125 Flexible Benefit plan.

Sworn Officers:

  • 18


  • 10,000

Position Details


The Village of Barrington announces that it will establish an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic with THREE IMMEDIATE OPENINGS.

Those with certificated experience are encouraged to apply and may be able to start at Step 3 salary; $77, 415, plus a $2,000 paramedic stipend. 

Applications are available on the Village's website at:

Applications are also available for pick-up between the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at:

Public Safety Facility

400 N. Northwest Highway

Barrington, IL 60010

Applications must be received at the Barrington Public Safety Facility no later than 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020.

Written test to be conducted on:

June 13, 2020

Location and time of the test are still to be determined. You will be contacted in the week prior to the test to be notified of the location and time.  


There is a $25 application fee that must accompany each returned application. Checks or cash are accepted. Checks must be made payable to the Village of Barrington.


  1. 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 examination unless the person has had previous employment status as a full-time firefighter in a municipality or FPD located in Illinois or served as a paid-on-call or part-time firefighter for the five (5) years immediately preceding the time the municipality began using full-time firefighters. Birth certificate is required.
  2. Education: High School Diploma or evidence of a GED equivalence diploma.
  3. Driver's License: Each applicant must possess a valid State of Illinois driver's license at the time of appointment.
  4. Residency: Applicants must be citizens and residents of the United States.
  5. Certifications: Illinois Paramedic license at the time of conditional offer.
  6. CPAT: Proof of completion of the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) conducted by a licensed CPAT testing agency is required at time of hire.
  7. 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. After a conditional offer of hire and the successful completion of any other conditions of hire, eligibles shall be required to submit to basic medical examinations, which may include psychological and comprehensive drug evaluations. For additional information, please call Human Resources at 847-304-3415. 


Each applicant shall take a written test, which is in compliance with the validity standards of the various federal and state agencies. The test shall be administered in order to measure specific job related criteria. Passage of the written examination means a score that is at or above the median score for all applicants participating in the written test. The examination components shall be graded on a 100 point scale. The location of the written test is still to be determined, however will be conducted on Saturday, June 13th 2020, a picture ID is required for admittance. Practice tests are available for purchase at


In order to qualify for placement on the final eligibility register, an applicant's score on the written examination, before any applicable preference points or subjective points are applied shall be at or above the median score. The Fire and Police Commission will conduct oral interviews approximately three (3) weeks after the written examination. The Commission will interview all candidates who scored above the median or the top fifty (50) candidates, whichever is less. Candidates shall be ranked on a 100 point scale.


Candidates will also have the ability to claim preference points for the final hiring list by submitting a claim form with any required attachments within ten (10) days after the posting of the final eligibility register. Four types of preference points may be claimed by applicants:

  1. Experience preference points for applicants who were employed as full-time certified firefighters II for at least two (2) years at another fire protection district or municipality – 2pts. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Educational preference points for applicants who have obtained an associate's degree in the field of fire service, or emergency medical services, or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university – 2pts.
  4. Additional preference points for any applicant who has obtained licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P) and holds certification in the Northwest Community Hospital EMS System – 5 pts.

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.

The Village of Barrington is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

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