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Mount Prospect, Illinois


Mount Prospect Fire Department

c/o IOS Recruitment

Phone: 800-343-HIRE




Starting Salary: $58,680 - $64,180

Population: 57,000

Sworn Officers: 72

Application Deadline: 9/28/16




The Mount Prospect Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.



Applications are available at:


until September 28, 2016


The application deadline is September 28, 2016 at 4 p.m.



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • $30.00 non-refundable application processing fee;

  • Be a United States citizen;

  • Have no felony convictions;

  • Possess a High School Diploma (or its equivalent);

  • Have not less than 60 college semester hours  from a nationally accredited college/university (or its equivalent) – the following shall be deemed to be the equivalent of the number of college credits as set forth;

    • Thirty (30) college semester equivalency hours for each full 12 months of non-disability service as a firefighter with another full-time, officially constituted and sanctioned fire department;

    • Thirty (30) college semester equivalency hours for each full 12 months of active duty in the military service of the United States (honorable discharge).  Persons who were solely reservists (without active duty) shall not be eligible to claim these credits;

    • Thirty (30) college semester equivalency hours for demonstrating fluency in a language, other than English.  Fluency shall mean a clearly demonstrated ability to read, write, and understand the language;

    • Sixty (60) college semester equivalency hours for applicants who are certified by the State of Illinois as a Paramedic;

    • Sixty (60) college semester equivalency hours for applicants who are certified by the State of Illinois, Office of the State Fire Marshal, as a Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter;

  • Possess a Valid Driver’s License;

  • Submit proof of a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Approved Ladder Climb card from a licensed agency before November 5, 2016 (card must be dated November 4, 2015 or later);

    • Candidates taking the CPAT/Ladder Climb between the deadline date and the written exam date must submit all other application documents by the deadline and provide a copy of the CPAT/Ladder Climb as soon as it is obtained.

      • CPAT/Ladder Climb may be obtained from one of the following agencies:

  • Be 21 to under 35 years of age by the date of the application deadline (September 28, 2016), unless exempt by state statute.


Preference Points:


Preference Points are offered for the following categories:

  • Veteran’s Status

  • Education (Associate’s degree in Fire Science/EMS or Bachelor’s degree in any field)

  • Paramedic

  • Experience

  • Residency


All portions of the testing process are mandatory. Failure to attend and complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from employment consideration.



Written Exam/Orientation Information:


Saturday, November 5, 2016


Prospect High School

801 W. Kensington Road

Mount Prospect, IL 60056


You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 9:00 a.m. with photo identification (valid driver’s license or State ID) to sign-in. NO LATE ADMITTANCE. Doors will open for sign-in at 8:30 a.m. and testing will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.












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