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Oak Forest, Illinois



City of Oak Forest

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

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677




Starting Salary: $41,142.00

Population: 28,000

Sworn Officers: 26

Application Deadline: 1/3/18





The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Oak Forest is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.


Testing is being conducted for anticipated hiring needs and to establish an Eligibility List for future available positions.


The City of Oak Forest is on the fast track to becoming one of the premier suburbs in southwest Cook County. Nestled among picturesque forest preserves and just 24 miles from downtown Chicago, Oak Forest offers something for everyone. From the nature enthusiast to the urban explorer, from the small business owner to the chief executive officer, from the lifelong resident to the new kid on the block. Oak Forest is a community where anything is possible. Take a ride Ö see what Oak Forest has to offer.


The Oak Forest Fire Department provides 24-hour fire protection, paramedic service, and emergency response to the residents and businesses of Oak Forest. The department was founded in 1945 and has provided excellent public service through its existence.



Applications are available at:


Applications will be online for purchase until 1/3/18 - 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by 4:00 PM



All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

Attn: Oak Forest FD

200 W. Higgins Road, Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driverís License:  Must possess a valid Driverís License at the time of application with the ability to obtain a Class B Non-CDL License in Illinois, or the equivalent in the state of residence, upon time of hire

  • Age Requirement:  Must be at least 21 years at the time of application (1/3/18). Must be under 35 years old at the time of testing (1/20/18) AND at such time as the final eligibility register is posted, unless they have been certified as a full-time Firefighter in the United States, or are otherwise exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6

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

  • Certifications and Training:  MUST be Certified or licensed by the State of Illinois as a Basic Operations Firefighter or Equivalent (FF2) by the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office at the time of application and MUST be a certified Paramedic at the time of hire

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6

  • Residence: At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the City of Oak Forest

  • Testing:  Must be able to successfully complete all phases of testing

  • CPAT Card: Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification with Ladder Climb Exercise at the time of application, MUST have been issued between the dates of 1/3/17 and 1/3/18

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 $35.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the Oak Forest Fire Department or City Hall.



Applicants must attend the

mandatory orientation and test date:


Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination:


Saturday, January 20, 2018


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation - 8:30 AM


Written Exam to follow the Orientation




Oak Forest High School

15201 S. Central Avenue

Oak Forest, IL 60452




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












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