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Naperville, Illinois



Naperville Fire Department

c/o IOS Recruitment

Phone: 800-343-HIRE






Starting Salary: $62,323.34

Population: approx 150,000

Sworn Officers: 200+

Application Deadline: 9/1/16 @ 4:00 PM





The City of Naperville will be conducting an open, competitive examination for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic on October 1, 2016.



The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of approximately 150,000 residents, located 28 miles west of Chicago. Money Magazine named Naperville as the second best city in the United States in which to live. We have gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate and vibrant downtown area. Our municipal government employs nearly 1,000 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories.


The Naperville Fire Department is responsible for protecting approximately 150,000 residents (daytime population of 200,000) living in a 50 square mile area. A nationally accredited agency, the Naperville Fire Department’s mission is to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens of Naperville. This is accomplished by providing professional, quality fire prevention and public education programs as well as effective and efficient fire suppression, emergency medical, rescue and other emergency services.


Over the past two decades, the Naperville Fire Department has experienced rapid growth. The fire department has ten fire stations in operation. Currently, the department employs more than 200 personnel. The department is manned 24 hours per day and operates six front line engines, one heavy rescue squad, eight front line paramedic ambulances, three front line ladder trucks, and two front line battalion chief vehicles.


The Naperville Fire Department expects to hire approximately 15 - 20 firefighter/paramedics in the next two years.


The annual starting salary for a Naperville firefighter/paramedic is currently $62,323.34.



Firefighter Minimum Requirements:

  • $32 non-refundable application fee;

  • U.S. Citizenship;

  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent (GED) at time of application;

  • Possess a valid driver’s license, which will be used for identification at all phases of testing;

  • Be at least nineteen (19)* years of age, but not older than thirty-five (35) years of age by the date of the scheduled orientation except as otherwise provided by statute. Note that the minimum age for appointment to the position of firefighter/paramedic is twenty-one (21);

  • Attend orientation and all phases of testing;

  • Obtain a passing score on a written test;

  • Possess a good moral character;

  • Pass a polygraph test;

  • Pass a thorough background investigation;

  • Pass a medical examination and a psychological assessment and a functional physical evaluation;

  • Be licensed as an Illinois EMT/Paramedic at time of appointment;

  • Must have successfully completed the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Ladder Climb Exercise within the ONE YEAR PERIOD prior to the date of the written exam (October 1, 2016).

    • Applicants who have not taken the CPAT test and Ladder Climb exercise between 10.01.15 and 10.01.16 must obtain certification of completion from one of the following licensed agencies:

  • Must meet all requirements of the Naperville Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and the State of Illinois


Testing Information:


Attend Orientation and Written Exam:


Saturday, October 1, 2016


North Central College

171 E. Chicago Avenue

Naperville, IL 60540


Candidates should arrive with valid photo identification (valid Driver’s License or State ID) to sign in no later than 8:00 a.m.



To Apply:




Click on Job Applications,

then Fire Job Applications to find Naperville FD’s application.


A $32.00 non-refundable fee is required to purchase the application.



Any questions please contact IOS Recruitment at:
















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