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Job Description:

Job Posted on May 3, 2024

***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.   



Lansing, IL


Village of Lansing, IL

C/O C.O.P.S. and F.I.R.E.

Personnel Testing Service

Phone: 847-310-2677



Starting Salary: $78,695.26

After 1 year:  $85,270.24

Excellent Employee Benefits Package Including:

24/48 shift rotation with 10-day Kelly

Sworn Personnel: 33

Population:  29,076


Application Deadline: 5/29/2024



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


Testing is being conducted for an expected need to hire at least four (4) Firefighter/Paramedics and to establish an eligibility list for anticipated additional hiring needs



The mission of the Lansing Fire Department is to protect the lives and the property of the people of Lansing; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.


  • New apparatus recently placed into service

  • Participation in a progressive training group with Mutual Aid departments

  • Certification and Training Opportunities paid for by the department

  • Active participation in specialty teams

  • Short Transport times to the hospital

  • Pay step advancement with prior full-time experience

  • Pension transfer assistance

  • Department assistance obtaining out-of-state certificate equivalency



The Village of Lansing, Illinois is the best of both worlds.  Small town charm, deep-seated family values, top notch education systems and a select regional location await those who enjoy the resources of this community.  Explore Lansing and discover rich economic, educational medical, and cultural potential to enhance the quality resources enjoyed by all who live and work in Lansing.


Job Requirements:


You must meet the minimum requirements:


  • Citizenship: Must be a citizen of the United States and/or an alien admitted for permanent residence or lawfully admitted for temporary residence and who produces evidence of intention to become a citizen of the United States.

  • Driver’s License:  Must possess a valid Driver’s License at the time of application and at the time of hire.

  • Age requirements: Applicants must have attained their 21st birthday by the last date for filing applications (5/29/24) and must be under the age of 35 years on 6/15/2024 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 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: There are no stated requirements for residency declared by the Village of Lansing.

  • Paramedic Certification: All applicants for the position of firefighter shall be Illinois state-certified paramedics or at time of hire.  Candidates who are certified as Nationally Registered Paramedics at time of application shall be licensed as an EMT-P by State of Illinois prior to appointment to the Village fire department. If not a certified paramedic, must be certified as an EMT-B and currently enrolled in a paramedic school at the time of application.



    • 1. Possess a valid CPAT Card dated between 5/29/23 – 6/15/24

    • 2. Successfully complete the physical ability examination on the day of testing.

NOTE: Applicants for the position of firefighter DO NOT need a Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter certification from the State of Illinois at the time of application or appointment.

Applicants who are certified as a Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter by the State of Illinois shall be awarded 5 preference points as “Additional Points” under section 12(a) of the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.




The application deadline is:


Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 4:00 PM



Application will be available online for purchase until

May 29, 2024 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: Lansing FD

1251 N. Plum Grove Rd.

Suite 160

Schaumburg, IL 60173



It is highly recommended that you use a trackable courier for the return of all of your material.  We are not responsible for delinquent applications.  Please Note:  The United States Postal Service regular mail has been running very delinquent




Application Fee is non-refundable


Adobe Reader DC is required for the application


It can be downloaded for free at:


Applicants must attend the mandatory orientation and test date



 Orientation, Physical Ability, and Written Examination


Saturday, June 15, 2024


Registration starts at 8:00 AM


Orientation – 8:30 AM


Physical Ability and Written Examination immediately following Orientation





Lansing Fire Department

 18200 Chicago Avenue

Lansing, IL 60438



Interviews for candidates who pass both the physical and written examinations are currently scheduled for the week  of June 26th, 2024.  Candidates will be notified as to the date, time and location of their interview.




All applications are subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the Village of Lansing which is an

Equal Opportunity Employer