Chicago Ridge News

Posted on: January 7, 2018

Fire Department Testing

Beginning January 8, 2018, applications for Firefighter/Paramedic for the Village of Chicago Ridge will be available at the Office of the Village Clerk located at 10455 S Ridgeland Avenue, Chicago Ridge between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday through Friday and 9:00 am and 12:00 pm Saturday. Completed applications must be returned no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2018. a $25 non-refundable fee must be paid at the time of obtaining applications. Testing will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 8:00 am.


  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and must not have attained their 35th birthday by the date of appointment,
  • Possess a valid driver's license,
  • Be a U.S. citizen,
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Office of the Illinois State fire Marshal (OSFM) Basic Operations Firefighter Certification or proof of the OSFM Basic Operations Firefighter curriculum and objectives from a recognized Fire Academy,
  • Have a current State of Illinois Certified Paramedic staus certificate, Have obtained a CPAT certification with ladder climb mo more than one year prior to testing, 
  • Be able to speak, read and write the English language fluently,
  • Domicile and bona fide place of residence must be maintained within the State of Illinois, Meet other such requirements as set forth by the Illinois Compiled Statues and the Chicago Ridge Fire and Police Commission rules and Regulations. 
  • Applicant must pass written, oral, physical psychological examination and polygraph test. 

Salary and Benefits
Starting salary $49,440. Hospitalization, dental, optical, life insurance, uniform allowance, vacation, sick days, fire pension plan. 

Board of Fire and Police Commission
Village of Chicago Ridge

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