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Village of Mount Prospect, Firefighter/Paramedic

Mount Prospect Fire Department Accepting Applications for Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic


Position Information:

Application Deadline: August 21, 2024 at 4:00 PM

Starting Salary (1/1/2024): $70,910 ($76,610 with Paramedic License)


How to Apply:

  • Purchase and complete your application at by the application deadline
  • Submit all supporting documentation by the application deadline


Firefighter Testing Minimum Requirements:


  • $30.00 non-refundable application processing fee;
  • Be a United States citizen;
  • Have no felony convictions;
  • Possess a High School Diploma (or its equivalent);
  • Possess a Valid Illinois Driver’s License;
  • Submit proof of a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Approved Ladder Climb card from a licensed agency at time of Final Eligibility List posting;
  • Be 20 to under 35 years of age by the date of the application deadline (August 21, 2024), unless exempt by state statute.


Preference Points:

Preference Points are offered for the following categories:


  • Veteran’s Status
  • Education (Associate’s degree in Fire Science/EMS or Bachelor’s degree in any field)
  • Paramedic Experience (Fire Service/Paramedic)
  • EMT P
  • EMT B
  • Mount Prospect Residency
  • Fluency in a second language


Written Exam/Orientation Information:


Saturday, September 21, 2024

Prospect High School

801 W. Kensington Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056


All portions of the testing process are mandatory. Failure to attend and successfully complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from employment consideration.


Any questions about the location or application process should be directed to I/O Solutions directly at: 800-343-HIRE OR


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