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May 9, 2024








The Board of Fire Commissioners of the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District (PHFPD) announces a competitive examination to establish an Eligibility Register (list) for the position of full-time Firefighter/Paramedic for the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District, Cook County, Illinois.


The PHFPD will use the established list to fill vacancies in its full-time staff for a period of two years from the date the list is officially posted. Currently there are two vacancies that will be hired from this new list.


Starting annual salary is $68,401

Top Salary is $101.039


Pension provided. Persons already Tier 1 enter pension as Tier 1.

Other benefits list in union contract on PHFD webpage under District Information/Labor Contract.



  • A citizen of the United States or possess authorization to work in the United States of America.
  • At time of job offer, a minimum 21 years of age and not exceed 35 years of age unless qualified for waiver under statutory exemption (70 ILCS 705 Section 16.04b).

Persons not 21 years of age may still apply and test.

  • A valid driver’s license
  • At minimum, a High School Diploma or G.E.D. certificate
  • An Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate AND Hazardous Materials Operations certificate.
  • At minimum, a valid Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-Basic license. Any applicant selected for appointment must also possess a valid Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-P (paramedic) license at time of appointment. Applicant must obtain Northwest Community Hospital EMS (ALS) System approval before appointment and must maintain the license and NWCH EMSS privileges during employment.


Physical Agility Test

All applicants must demonstrate physical agility and muscular coordination by passing the (CPAT) Candidate Physical Ability Test and a ladder climb. All candidates must present a valid CPAT and a ladder climb card or certificate at the time of job offer. CPAT cards will be considered valid within one year of the date issued.  It is the responsibility of the candidate to make sure that their CPAT is up to date. Any candidate not possessing a valid CPAT card at time of appointment will be disqualified. NOTE: At time of job offer the applicant must be in possession of a valid CPAT card or certificate


Persons may perform the CPAT by contacting:

All CPAT providers charge each candidate a fee for participation in the CPAT test.


A one-page application and full information is available from May 10, 2024 until June 8, 2024 Online at www.phfire.com under EMPLOYMENT


Applicants placed on the Final Eligibility Register will be presented a comprehensive application to complete and submit. Any applicant selected for appointment must pass a post job offer background and criminal history investigation, psychological, and physical/medical/stress examination including drug and alcohol test.


COMPLETED APPLICATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED IN PERSON BY APPLICANT AT ABOVE ADDRESS NO LATER THAN 4:00 P.M. on June 8, 2024. Incomplete applications or applications lacking any of the required documents will be rejected and the applicant barred from taking the written examination.  


A competitive written exam assessing the necessary knowledge and dimensions for selection as a firefighter will be held on

Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

or Friday, June 14, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.

or Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.


at the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District,

10 East Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Heights, IL 60070


Applicant need only attend one session


Applicants may order the practice “CEB Candidate Orientation Guide” by clicking the following link:  http://www.fpsi.com/fire-candidate-orientation-guides/.  The CEB Candidate Orientation Guide is a helpful tool to prepare for the exam and can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed. Please read through the disclaimer on the order page in order to have a successful download.  Payments will be submitted through PayPal via an account or credit/debit card. Once payment is submitted, PayPal automatically redirects you back to the FPSI site where access to the download link will be located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page.  Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on both FPSI and PayPal’s websites in order to access the instant download successfully!


There are two interviews: The first interviews will be conducted on June 19 or 20. The second interview will conducted on June 24 or 25. All interviews will be conducted between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.   


All applicants who pass the written exam will be notified by the email they supplied on their application of their interview times and dates on Monday, June 17. The PHFPD is not responsible for any errors in the email address supplied by the applicant.


The score on the written exam will comprise 30 percent of the final score. The score on the interview will comprise 70 percent of the final score. Preference points will be added after the Initial Eligibility Register is posted.


Upon completion of the interviews the Initial Eligibility Register will be posted by June 26, 2024 and applications for preference points will be distributed to each person on the Initial Eligibility Register. Applications for preference points will be due no later than July 5 at 4:00 p.m. The Final Eligibility Register will then be posted by July 9, 2024.



Approved by Board of Fire Commissioners May 9, 2024.  




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