Price: $23.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on November 17, 2023

***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. 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 black mailbox outside of our door Suite 160 (until 7:00 pm) Our preference is for you to utilize the United States Postal Service, UPS, FED EX or other couriers.  




Dixon, IL (City & Rural)


City & Rural Dixon, IL

C/O  C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677



Starting Salary: Competitive

Sworn Firefighters: 29

Population:  25,585


Application Deadline:  12/20/2023



The Dixon City Fire Department and the Dixon Rural Fire Protection District are now accepting applications for the position of Entry Level Firefighter


Testing is being conducted for an immediate need to hire and to establish an eligibility list for future hiring needs




Located along the scenic Rock River in Northwestern Illinois, Dixon is a thriving community of almost 16,000, and serves as the county seat of Lee County.  At the hub of four major highways and one interstate, Dixon is the economic center of the county and an important focus for agriculture, industry, service, retail, recreation and residential growth.


The Dixon City Fire Department and Dixon Rural Fire Protection District are an important part of our community providing fire suppression, rescue, fire prevention, emergency medical services and disaster preparedness.


Their mission is “to provide professional fire protection, quality emergency services, and life safety to meet the needs of our community.”  They take this mission very seriously, and they work diligently to deliver a superior level of service through tradition, innovation and honor to the citizens they are sworn to serve.  This department exists solely to improve the quality of life, health, and safety of their dear community.




Applications will be online for purchase until 12/20/23 – 2:00 PM


The deadline for returning completed applications is:

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 by 4:00 PM






All applications must be returned to the office of:


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

ATTN: Dixon Fire

1251 Plum Grove Road, Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173

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.



You must meet the following 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 Requirement: Applicants must have obtained their 20th birthday by the last date for filing applications (12/20/23) and 21 by time of hire and must be under the age of 35 years on day of testing (1/6/24) unless exempt by State Statute 70 ILCS 705/16.06b or 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: Fifteen (15) minute drive from the Dixon City Fire Department within one (1) year of hire. Dixon Rural Fire Protection District – Five (5) driving miles to the Station 1 (1020 Palmyra Street, Dixon, IL) within 90 days of hire.

  • CPAT Card with Ladder Climb – NOTE: candidates must possess a valid CPAT 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






There is a $23.00 non-refundable application fee.  Applications are NOT available at the

 Dixon City or Rural Fire Departments or City Hall.



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, January 6, 2024


Registration starts at 8:30 AM


Orientation – 9:00 AM


 Written Examination immediately following the Orientation



 Dixon Fire Department

210 S. Hennepin Ave

Dixon, IL


All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of Dixon and the Dixon Rural Fire Protection District, which are Equal Opportunity Employers.