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Downers Grove, IL Fire Department

IO Solutions

Job Description

All Applicants Must Meet the Following Minimum Requirements established by the Village of Downers Grove:

  • Pay a $25 non-refundable application fee
  • At least 21 years of age and not older than 35 at time of appointment, except per Illinois Statute 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6
  • S. Citizen
  • No felony convictions
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • Possess an Associate’s Degree OR the equivalent of at least 60 credit hours at an accredited college, university or junior college (at time of application)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Possess 20/20 corrected vision
  • Present a valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb (date must be within 12 months of the application deadline)
  • Possess a valid Paramedic License from the Illinois Department of Public Health – (IDPH)(at time of application)
  • Possess a Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter (BOF) Certification from the Office of the State Fire Marshal (Illinois)(at time of application)
  • Must successfully test into the Good Samaritan EMS System(after tentative offer of employment)
  • Must successfully complete a written examination
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, polygraph, oral interview with the Board of Fire and Police Commission and psychological testing
  • Must successfully complete a medical and visual examination

How to Apply

How to Apply: • Purchase and complete your application at • Submit all supporting documentation to I/O Solutions by hand or mail • Complete your application by Thursday, February 10th, 2022 at 4:00 PM