Entry-level Firefighter – Springfield, Illinois

The City of Springfield provides leadership, commitment, and resources to offer exceptional community services and responsible stewardship, thereby enhancing quality of life, promoting individual and business development and ensuring continuous improvement throughout the city. It is structured as a mayoral-aldermanic form of government with the mayor holding the executive authority. The executive branch consists of 17 non-elected city “offices,” ranging from the police department to the Office of Public Works to City Water, Light and Power, which is the largest municipally-owned utility in the state of Illinois. It is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and as such, has goals to provide applicants, as well as City Departments, the most effective and efficient resources necessary to attract and retain a diverse, motivated, skilled, and knowledgeable workforce.



Prevents, suppresses and extinguishes fires. Protects life and property for citizens of Springfield, Fire Protection Districts, Mutual Aid Districts and assigned Districts. Mitigates hazardous materials, provides emergency medical service, assists in vehicle and other rescue areas, and engages in ongoing training programs.


Submit online application – Application period:
October 17th through Wednesday, December 19, 2018 @ 11:00 p.m. CST
Apply online at: www.springfield.il.us/firetesting


 U. S. Citizenship at time of application

 No felonies or certain misdemeanors

 Minimum age of 21 years old on the date of the written examination

 Maximum age of 34 years old (unless candidate meets the exemption listed under 65 ILCS 5/10-1-7) on the date of the written examination

 High School graduate or GED equivalent.

 Ability to successfully pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) including Ladder Climb. Deadline to submit card is Monday, March 11, 2019.

 No offensive and/or inappropriate visible tattoos. Refer to Springfield Fire Department Policy 3006.

 Vision correctable to 20/40 with no monochromatic color blindness




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