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North Chicago, Illinois


City of North Chicago

c/o C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677



Starting Salary: $48,703 - $54,156

Population: 32,574

Sworn Officers: 37

Application Deadline: 3/15/17




The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of North Chicago is now accepting applications for the position of: Entry Level Firefighter


Testing is being conducted for immediate new hires and to establish an eligibility list for future hiring needs.


The North Chicago Fire Department is a career department consisting of 37 sworn Firefighter/Paramedics, 2 Paid-On-Call Firefighters, a Management Analyst and Part Time Fire Bureau Officer.


With two stations, they serve a community of 32,574 residents. Their eight-square mile district includes, residential, commercial, heavy industrial and chemical manufacturing. Their personnel are highly trained and prepared for incidents including fire suppression, emergency medical calls, terrorism threats, hazardous material incidents, and specialty rescue services.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 3/15/17 Ė 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by 4:00 PM

(NOTE: This is not a postmark date)



All applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service

ATTN: North Chicago FD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident of the U.S.

  • Driverís License:  Must possess a valid Driverís License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driverís License upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirement:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday and be under the age of 35 at the day of testing (3/25/17) unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10 Ė 2. 1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a certified full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department or fire protection district located in the State of Illinois.

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

  • Vision:  Eyesight must be corrected to at least 20/20, and free of color blindness.

  • Residence:  All members and all successful applicants for the Fire Department of North Chicago shall reside within the following borders, so long as they reside in the State of Illinois; Northern border- Illinois State line; Eastern Border- Lake Michigan; Western border- Route 23; Southern border Interstate 88. Probationary employees will receive eighteen (18) months in which to comply with the residency requirements.

  • CPAT Card - NOTE:  All applicants must acquire a CPAT Card (Candidate Physical Ability Card) with ladder climb exercise, obtained no more than one year prior to date of hire.

  • NOTE:  Candidates must obtain, by time of appointment, an Illinois EMT-Paramedic license.


All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process.



Additional information will be provided in the

packet which can be downloaded at:


There is a $30.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the North Chicago Fire Department or City Hall.



Applicants must attend the

mandatory orientation and test date:


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:


Saturday, March 25, 2017


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation Ė 8:30 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation





Rosalind Franklin School of Medicine

3333 Green Bay Road

North Chicago, IL 60064




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of North Chicago, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.












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