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River Forest, Illinois



Village of River Forest

400 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305

Phone: 708-366-8500

Fax: 708-366-3702




Population: 11,172


Application Deadline: 3/11/16




The Village of River Forest will hold a written examination on Saturday, March 26, 2016 to establish an eligibility list for the position of Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic.




  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application and under 35 years unless exempt from such age limitation as provided in the Fire and Police Commissioners Act.  Proof of birth date will be required at the time of application.

  • Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. and/or an alien admitted for permanent residents or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a U.S. citizen.

  • Applicants must possess a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Licensed Paramedic (or documentation showing applicant is in the process of obtaining a license)

  • Applicants must provide a CPAT+ (Ladder Climb Exercise) Certification dated between March 11, 2015 and March 11, 2016  from a licensed administrator in Illinois


Information Packets with Preliminary Applications and additional information are available for pickup at:


Village of River Forest Village Hall




Can be downloaded at:



Important Dates:


Applications Due:


March 11, 2016, 4:30 p.m.


Application must be returned to the River Forest Village Hall with all supporting and required documentation in an 8.5 x 11 envelope.




March 24, 2016, 5:30 p.m. Check-in

6:00 p.m. Mandatory Orientation


Concordia University

Christopher Center, CC200

7400 W. Augusta Street

River Forest, IL 60305


Written Examination:


March 26, 2016, 8:30 a.m. Check-in

9:00 a.m. Written Examination


Concordia University

Christopher Center, CC200

7400 W. Augusta Street

River Forest, IL 60305


Oral Interview:


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

5:30 - 10 p.m.


Wednesday, March 30th

5:30 - 10 p.m.


Thursday,  March 31st

5:30 - 10 p.m.


River Forest Village Hall

Community Room

400 Park Avenue

River Forest, IL 60305












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