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North Riverside, Illinois



Village of North Riverside

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

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677



Starting Salary: $45,992

Population: 6,600

Sworn Officers: 14

Application Deadline: 4/7/16




The Board of Civil Service Commissioners for the Village of North Riverside is now accepting applications for the position of: Firefighter


The North Riverside Fire Department provides emergency services to the Village, which encompasses approximately 2 Ĺ square miles and a population of 6600 people.  Because of the large commercial shopping districts, including North Riverside Mall, it is estimated that the fire department protects over 75,000 people during peak shopping periods. Service provided include fire suppression, advanced life support/paramedic services, hazardous materials mitigation, Technical Rescue, inspectional services and various public safety education programs.  North Riverside is a member of MABAS. The North Riverside Fire Department proudly provides the highest quality of emergency services to the residence and the visitors of the Village.


Testing is being conducted to fill 3 open positions and to establish an eligibility list for future hiring needs.



Applications are available at:


The application deadline is Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:00 PM

(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 Riverside FD

200 West Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the U.S.

  • Driverís License:  Must have a valid IL driverís license or the ability to obtain one upon hiring

  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by 4/7/16. Must be under the age of 35 on 4/23/16, and at such time as the Final Eligibility List is posted, unless exempt from such age limitations as provided in Section 5/0-1-7 and 5/10-1-12 of the Civil Service Act.

  • Education:  Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character

  • Testing:  Must be able to participate and successfully complete all stages of the testing process

  • Residency:  No residency requirements

  • Certification:  Must be certified as a Basic Operations Firefighter (formerly Firefighter II) by the Illinois State Fire Marshallís Office AND be an EMT-B or EMT-P, at the time of application and at the time of appointment.

  • CPAT CARD with Ladder Climb is REQUIRED: Must have a valid CPAT Card with Ladder Climb, issued between the dates of 4/7/2015 and 04/7/16 , or


Additional information will be provided in the

application packet which can be Downloaded at:


There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee.


Applications are NOT available at the North Riverside Fire Department or Village Hall.



Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:


Orientation and Written Examination


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 8:30 AM ~ Orientation


Written Exam immediately following




North Riverside Village Hall

2401 S. Des Plaines Avenue

North Riverside, IL 60546




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Civil Service Commissioners for the Village of North Riverside which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.












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