Price: $35.00

Job Description:

Job Posted on June 23, 2020

***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. 

In making this change we ask that you have your application postmarked by Tuesday, July 21, 2020 and we MUST receive your completed application in our office by Monday, July 27, 2020.


The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the Village of Franklin Park is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic



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


The members of the Franklin Park Fire Department are an organization of dedicated professionals who are committed to serving and protecting the lives and property of their community by providing the highest level of service and property protection.  The Fire Department continually strives to meet the emergency needs of their residents and businesses for life safety.  These services require a level of expertise that their fire personnel maintain through their diligent training and continuing education programs.


Starting Salary:



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 License upon the time of hire.

  • Age Requirements:  Must be 21 years old at the time of application. (7/22/20)  Must be under the age of 35 at the time of testing (08/08/20) AND when Final Eligibility Register is posted unless exempt by Illinois State Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2. 1-6 which provides, in part, that the age limitation does not apply to any person employed as a certified full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of any municipality or fire protection district in the State of Illinois.

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

  • Character:  Must have no felony convictions and be of good moral character as described in State Statute 65 IL 5/10-2. 1-6.

    Residence:  At this time there are no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of Franklin Park.

*  Candidates must possess a valid CPAT Card with attainment no less than 12 months prior to the written exam – will except CPAT Cards dated between 8/8/19 – time of testing on 8/8/20.

*  Candidates must be certified as an EMT-P by the State of Illinois at the time of application





The application deadline is

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 4:00 PM (this is not a postmark date)

Applications will be available until 

July 22, 2020 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: Franklin Park FD

200 W. Higgins Road, 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:


Applicant must attend the mandatory

orientation and test date


Orientation and Written Exam


Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Registration starts at 8:30 AM




Franklin Park Police Station

9451 Belmont Avenue

Franklin Park, IL 60131

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







Test Taking Technique Classes are available on

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

7:00 PM 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