Price: $25.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on September 7, 2022

***Attention***  In light of all of the ever changing guidelines regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are implementing safe standards and minimizing person to person contact to help support slowing down the rampant spread of the virus. We are asking our applicants to PLEASE DO NOT turn in applications in person unless it is absolutely necessary. During business hours please place application packets in the basket outside of our door. After hours (until 7:00 pm) application packets can be slid under our office door at Suite 201. Our preference is for you to utilize the United States Postal Service, UPS, FED EX or other couriers.  

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Bellwoood is now accepting applications for the position of: Entry Level Firefighter


Testing is being conducted to

establish an eligibility list for future hiring needs

Applications will be limited to the first 150 purchased

Applications will no longer be available once 150 applications have been purchased



The Fire Department is a member of Division 20 Mutual Aid Pact, which includes 17 neighboring communities. The pact is a member of the Mutual Aid Alarm System that covers Illinois.


The Village of Bellwood offers both residents and visitors an excellent infrastructure, a low crime rate, easy access via highways, streets and public transportation to one of the nation’s most thriving metropolitan areas.  Among its many other attributes, this close knit community has a long tradition of collaborating and networking to develop and execute special events, programs and initiatives that make Bellwood a great place to be just outside of Chicago.


Starting Salary:  $51,936.00


Job Requirements:



You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application with the ability to obtain an Illinois Driver’s License upon time of hire.

  • Age Requirements:  Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date of filing applications (10/5/22) and must be under the age of 35 years on 10/22/22 and when final register is posted unless exempt by State Statute 65 IL 5/10 – 2. 1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person previously employed as a certified full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department or fire protection district located in the State of Illinois.

  • Education:  Must have proof of High School Diploma, GED Certificate or High School Proficiency Statement.

  • Residence:  At this time there is no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of Bellwood.


CPAT Card – NOTE:  Not needed to apply but must possess a valid CPAT Card from a certified testing agency at time of conditional offer of employment.  


The application deadline is:


Wednesday, October 5, 2022


Applications will be available online for purchase until


October 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM





applications must be returned to the office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E Personnel Testing Service

Attn: Bellwood FD

200 W. Higgins Rd.

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195



It is highly recommended that you use a track-able courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for lost or delinquent applications.


Application fee is non-refundable



Adobe Reader is required for the application


It can be downloaded for free at:





All applicants must attend the Mandatory Orientation and Test Date



Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, October 22, 2022


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation 8:30 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




Bellwood Fire Department

3200 Washington Blvd.

Bellwood, IL


All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Bellwood, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer





Test Taking Technique Class Available on:


Wednesday, October 19, 2022



at the Schaumburg office of:


C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E. Personnel Testing Service



Optional Program Available to Applicants


Call today to make your reservation




Cost of the Class is $25.00