Sycamore, IL Fire trucks


The Sycamore Fire Department is a combination department and has both career and paid on-call firefighters. We have minimum eligibility requirements for both positions.

Career Firefighter EMT-P Information

The Sycamore Fire and Police Commission maintains a Firefighter-Paramedic eligibility list which is good for two years. The current list will expire on October 4, 2020.

SFD Full Time Firefighter EMT-P final list exp 10 04 2020

In order to be considered for a career Firefighter/Paramedic position, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be at least 21 years old or no more than 35 years old
  • Must show proof of a high school diploma or GED
  • Must show proof of certification as a Firefighter II (or new Basic Certification) with the Office of the State Fire Marshal
  • Must show proof of certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Advanced (Paramedic) with the Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Must provide a certified current college transcript (if listing college courses or experience)
  • Must be a permanent, legal resident of the USA
  • Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License
  • Be able to pass a medical examination including drug screening
  • Be able to pass a criminal background investigation
  • Must show proof of current CPAT test, demonstrating completion of the CPAT examination not more than 12 months prior to application

The eligibility list testing is composed of the following elements:

  1. Application
  2. Mandatory orientation
  3. Written Examination
  4. Initial Oral Test by Board
  5. Proof of physical agility test
  6. Establishment of Preference Points

Once the final eligibility list is established, the list is posted and remains in place for two years or the list is exhausted.

Once a conditional offer of employment is tendered, the applicant(s) are further examined with the following:

  1. Polygraph Test
  2. Background Investigation
  3. Final Oral Test by Board
  4. Psychological/Behavioral Analysis
  5. Medical and Drug Screening Tests

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