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Darien, Illinois



Tri-State Fire Protection District

c/o Selection Works

Phone: 630-812-0400






Salary: $48,289 - $71,938


Application Deadline: 11/30/12




The Tri-State Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.



Applications are available at:


The application deadline is November 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.



You must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Submittal of a $35.00 non-refundable application fee to obtain the application;

  • Be a United States citizen;

  • Have no felony convictions;

  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent (GED);

  • Possess a valid driverís license;

  • Have a valid social security number;

  • Be 21 years of age, but not older than 34 years of age by the application deadline (October 19, 2012);

  • Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) EMT-Paramedic License by application deadline;

  • 30 semester hours (45 quarter hours) or college credit (OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AS PROOF)

  • Certification that a firefighter candidate has successfully, within the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the conduct of the written test, passed the CANDIDATE PHYSICAL ABILITY TEST (CPAT)/Approved Ladder Climb

    • NIPSTA ( and SUFD ( are two agencies that conduct the CPAT/Ladder Climb.  Please see their websites for information about the test and to register for a testing date.

  • Within 90 days of appointment, candidates must have an IDPH EMT-P License that will successfully test into the Good Samaritan system.


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 Information:


Saturday, December 15, 2012


Hinsdale South High School

7401 Clarendon Hills Road

Darien, IL 60561



You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 8:00 a.m. with a photo ID (driverís license, state ID) to sign-in.  The initial testing process will consist of a written examination (job-related cognitive abilities, personality characteristics and behavioral traits), a written subjective assessment and a physical ability test.  The subjective component will assess job-related skills associated with interactions similar to those you may have on the job.



The district expects to hire approximately 6 firefighters in the next two years.



The current salary range for Tri-State Fire Protection District firefighters is currently $48,289 - $71,938.



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