Forest Park Fire Department

Firefighter/Paramedic Application
Deadline 1/8/2024 4:00 PM
Warning: the deadline for this application expired

Stanard & Associates, Inc. administers the application process for the Village of Forest Park Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, and the Village of Forest Park Board of Fire and Police Commissioners retains authority over the application process and hiring of individuals. All applicant information and application forms are the property of the Village of Forest Park Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. Stanard & Associates, Inc. does not establish the qualification or eligibility requirements, required application procedures, or related employment standards and procedures and is limited in addressing questions or requests for information in these areas.

PLEASE NOTE:  The application deadline has been extended to January 8, 2024.
Remote online testing will now be conducted from January 16 - 18, 2024.

Forest Park Fire Department

Forest Park, Illinois

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Forest Park, Illinois is accepting appointment(s) to the position of firefighter/paramedic with the Forest Park Fire Department.

Will be hiring 1 immediately.
Staffing rotation - only 4 shifts a month on the ambulance!!

Salary: $64,931.94 - $99,969.84 (does not include holiday pay, stipends, or education pay)
Paramedic Stipend: 2.75% of top FF pay ($2,749.17)

13-14 Kelly Days

Population: 15,000
Sworn Fire Service Personnel: 26

All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements established by the Village of Forest Park:

  • At least 21 years of age and under 35 years of age at time of written examination (January 18, 2024), except per Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.  Proof of date of birth is required;
  • U.S. Citizenship;
  • No felony convictions;
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent;
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record;
  • Possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois Department of Public Health - (IDPH) (at time of offer of conditional employment);
  • Present a valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb with your application with an issue date within 12 months of the date of the application deadline (January 8, 2024) -AND- CPAT card must also be valid at time of hire;
  • Must successfully pass a written examination with a score of 70% or better; 
  • Must successfully complete an oral interview, background investigation, medical examination, drug testing, polygraph, and psychological examination;
  • Pay a $25.00 non-refundable application processing fee.  

Preference Points will be awarded by the Village of Forest Park and will follow the Illinois Firefighter Hiring Act.


Submission of Application:  Applications MUST be submitted online by Monday, January 8, 2024 at 4:00 PM (CST).  Faxed, e-mailed, mailed or dropped off applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle will be accepted. 


On-line Written Examination Testing:  Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to participate in remote on-line written exam testing available between Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 9:00 AM and Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 4:00 PM. Candidates will need to have access to a laptop or desktop computer. All candidates will receive an email approximately one week prior regarding their status in the process, along with further instructions for taking the on-line written exam. NOTE: Please be sure to check your email spam folder. Many email account providers automatically send our emails there in error (i.e. Google, Yahoo, etc.).   


Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:  As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. In other words, do not wait until one day before the deadline to collect and submit additional required documentation. In order for your application to be accepted, all materials must be submitted and received prior to the deadline.  For a complete list of required documents, click to the page titled "Summary of the Hiring Process" (this information is accessible prior to the payment page)
The Village of Forest Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the continuing policy of the Forest Park Fire Department to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability, and to conform to applicable laws and regulations. Equal opportunity encompasses all aspects of employment practices to include, but not limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, and discipline.