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By Member Gina Degleffetti
September 25, 2023

The North Palos Fire Protection District is now accepting applications to create an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. The testing will establish an eligibility list that is good for two (2) years.

APPLICATION AVAILABLE: Monday, September 25, 2023, at 8:00am in-person or at

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 3, 2023, by 4:00pm – Exam study guides will be distributed when the application is returned.

ORIENTATION AND WRITTEN EXAMINATION: Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Station #1, 10629 S Roberts Rd, Palos Hills, IL. Check-in will begin at 6:00pm, with doors being locked promptly at 7:00pm for the orientation to begin.

Provide certification of passing the Candidate Physical Assessment Test (CPAT) and ladder climb through an IAFF licensed agency within the previous 12-month period (due by the written exam November 9, 2023).

Interviews will start on November 13, 2023. A 70% on the written score must be obtained to continue to this phase of the testing process.

All applicants must be US citizens, a minimum of 21 years of age and cannot be 35 years of age or older at time of hire, except as otherwise provided by Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6. All applicants must be IL State Certified Paramedics at time of hire.

Candidates must submit copies of the following with their applications (reference complete list with application):

North Palos FPD
Authorization Form
Current CPAT and Ladder Climb
(If not available when application due, must be completed and submitted by Written Exam)
High School Diploma/GED
Driver’s License
State Certified Paramedic Card (If not available when application due, must be submitted at time of hire)
Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter Certification
Firefighter III or Advanced Certification (if applicable)
Birth Certificate
Preference Points: The Preference Point documentation process will be discussed at the Mandatory Orientation.
Veteran 5 points
Educational 2.5 points
Residency 2.5 points
Experience up to 5 points

The current starting salary is $72,882.92.


Applications must be returned in-person or emailed to no later than Friday, November 3, 2023, by 4:00pm

Applications submitted MUST have all required documents attached when turned in otherwise they will be considered incomplete and shall be disqualified.

Exam study guides will be distributed electronically when the application is returned.


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