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Palatine, Illinois


Palatine Fire Department

c/o IOS Recruitment

Phone: 800-343-HIRE




Salary: $58,760.00 - $92,785.52

Population: 70,000

Sworn Officers: 91

Application Deadline: 7/24/15




The Palatine Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of firefighter.



Applications are available at:


until July 24, 2015


The application deadline is July 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • $40.00 non-refundable application fee

  • At least 21 years of age and less than 35 years of age as of July 24, 2015. Limitations not applicable if exempt according to Illinois statute

  • Must have primary residence in Illinois prior to appointment as a probationary firefighter

  • Applicant must possess an ILLINOIS Driver’s License prior to appointment as a probationary firefighter (not required to apply for the position)

  • Completion of at least 60 semester hours of college credit and/or evidence of OSFM equivalent training or experience, acceptable to the Village of Palatine Fire and Police Commission (detailed information found at

  • Must hold EMT-B, EMT-I or EMT-P license (nationally or IDPH licensed) at time of application. Must hold Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) EMT license at time of hire

  • Applicant must have 20-20 vision, or corrected to 20-40

  • Excellent physical health and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, as the candidate will be required to pass a medical evaluation at such time a job offer may be extended

  • The Firefighter Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and the Ladder Climb Exercise must be successfully completed between the dates of August 22, 2014 and August 22, 2015

    CPAT/Ladder Climb testing centers:

    • NIPSTA (Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy) Glenview, IL – or 847-998-8090

    • SUFD (Southwest United Fire Districts) Darien, IL – or 708-579-2064

Preference points will be awarded for Military service, paramedic certification, firefighting experience, and graduation from an approved academy.


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, August 22, 2015


Harper College, Building "D"

1200 W. Algonquin Road

Palatine, IL 60067


You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 8:00 a.m. with photo identification (valid driver’s license or State ID) to sign-in. NO LATE ADMITTANCE.












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