Price: $30.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on June 15, 2022

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Chicago Ridge is now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter/Paramedic


Testing is being conducted for anticipated hires and to establish an eligibility list for anticipated hiring needs.


The Village of Chicago Ridge is located in Cook County 18 miles southwest of the Loop.  It is bordered by Oak Lawn on the north and east, Bridgeview and Palos Hills on the west, and Worth on the south.


The Village of Chicago Ridge is served by a Fire Chief, 3 Captains, 3 Lieutenants, 7 full-time and 19 part-time firefighter/paramedics.




Starting Salary:  $54,041.82



You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship:  You 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 obtained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (7/13/22) and must be under the age of 35 years on 7/30/22 and when final eligibility 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 of any municipality or fire protection district located in Illinois.

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

  • Residence: Individuals must reside in the State of Illinois within six months after their probationary period of employment. 

  • Certification: Must be a certified Paramedic by the State of Illinois or possess a National License at time of employment.

    NOTE:  C.P.A.T. Card NOT required to test. Candidates must possess a valid C.P.A.T. Card with Ladder Climb at the time of hire. Cards considered valid if issued within one year prior to time of hire.


All individuals meeting eligibility requirements are encouraged to continue with the application process


The application deadline is:


Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 4:00 PM


Applications will be available online for purchase until 7/13/22 at 2:00 PM



All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

Attn: Chicago Ridge 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 application packages.  Please Note:  The USPS has been very delayed with their deliveries



Application fee is non-refundable


Adobe Reader is required for the application


It can be downloaded for free at:




Applicants must attend the mandatory test date:


Orientation and Written Examination


Saturday, July 30, 2022


Registration starts at 7:30 AM


Orientation – 8:00 AM


Written Examination immediately following the Orientation




EMA Building

10655 S. Oak Avenue

Chicago Ridge, IL 60415





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





Test Taking Technique class available on

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 7:00 PM


At the office of

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



Call today to make your reservation





Cost of the class is $25.00