Price: $50.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on September 16, 2019

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Burbank is now accepting applications for the position of: Firefighter/Paramedic



Testing is being conducted for 3 anticipated new hires and to establish an Eligibility List for future hiring needs.


Burbank is located in Cook County, at the southwest edge of the city of Chicago.  Conveniently located only 12 miles southwest of the Loop, and bordered by Oak Lawn, Bridgeview and Bedford Park makes living in Burbank a great place to raise a family or establish a business.

The goal of the Burbank Fire Department is to save lives and property and to prevent the citizens of Burbank from further danger by natural or man-made disaster and accidents.

The Fire Department is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with an average shift of 9 full-time firefighter and paramedics.  Shifts consist of 24 hours on duty followed by 48 hours off.  Manning consists of 2 Officers, 2 Engineers, and 4-6 Firefighter/Paramedics, depending on staffing.  The Department fleet consists of Four Engines, one Aerial Tower, one Heavy Rescue Squad, one Technical Rescue Trailer, three Advance Life Support Ambulances (paramedic staffed), two Service Vehicles, and three Command Vehicles.


Starting Salary:  $68,679.00


Job Requirements:



You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  Must be a U.S. Citizen or must provide documentation of authorization to work in the U. S. legally.

  • 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 Requirement:  Applicants MUST have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (10/16/19) unless they are 20 and serve as a paid-on-call firefighter with the City of Burbank (must be 21 at time of employment).  Applicants must be under the age of 35 years at the time of testing (11/2/19) 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 full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality or fire protection district located in Illinois.

    Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2.1-6.

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

  • Certification and Training:  The applicant MUST be State of Illinois, Office of the State Fire Marshall, Certified Basic Operations Firefighter (formerly Firefighter II) and MUST be certified as an EMT-P by the State of Illinois at the time of application 10/16/19.

  • Residence:  The City of Burbank does not have a residency requirement at this time.

  • CPAT Card:  MUST possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification with Ladder Climb Exercise at the time of application, MUST have been issued between the dates of 10/16/18 and 10/16/19.






The application deadline is:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM

Applications will be available online for purchase until

2:00 PM on 10/16/19

(Please Note:  This is not a postmarked date)

questions should be directed to 847-310-2677





All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

Attn:  Burbank FD

200 W. Higgins Rd.

Suite 201

Schaumburg, IL 60195




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


The United States Postal Service regular mail is running very delinquent. (in some case 7-10 days)



Application fee is non-refundable


Adobe Reader is required for the application


It can be downloaded for free at:







Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date



Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, November 2, 2019


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation – 8:30 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation



Reavis High School

6034 W. 77th Street

Burbank, IL 60459




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







Test Taking Technique Class Available 


Wednesday, October 30, 2019


at the 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