Those interested in employment with the Rock Island Fire Department must:
Be a high school graduate or equivalent
Possess a valid driver's license
Be at least 21 years of age
Have good character and meet all requirements of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners and State of Illinois
Possess an Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Paramedic Certification at time employment is offered
Obtain State of Illinois Firefighter II Certification within 18 months from date of employment.
Testing, Interviews & Eligibility List
The Fire Department holds testing every two years to establish an eligibility list for new appointments. The first stage of the testing consists of a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). The next step is a written test which, if passed, grants the applicant an interview with the Fire and Police Commission. Preference points are given to Certified Illinois EMT-Paramedics and Certified Fire Fighter II's.
When the current eligibility list expires, applications will be taken by the Human Resources Department. Only online applications are accepted. To check for employment opportunities with the Rock Island Fire Department, please visit the employment page.