Tuesday, September 1, 2009

How to Be a Chicago Firefighter

The steps below will help you become a Chicago Firefighter and fulfill your dream. Go to www.cityofchicago.org/fire and see if the Chicago Fire Department has any Job announcements. IF the department is currently accepting applications, follow the steps below.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proof of residency in the City of Chicago (At time of employment)


  1. Submit an application with the City of Chicago Department of Human Resources online at www.cityofchicago.org/humanresources. Only apply during an open hiring periods. Submitting an application requires a nonrefundable payment of $20.
  2. Take a Civil Service exam. Dates and times are randomly assigned. No reschedules will be permitted for anyone under any circumstances. A study guide will be given out after you submit a completed application.
  3. Applicants that pass the exam will require a background investigation, medical examination, drug screen, and a Physical abilities test. The Chicago Fire Department provides information on the Physical Abilities Test. A series of Physical Abilities Test Preparation videos are available on YouTube. These were uploaded and created by the Chicago Fire Department.
  4. Earn your spot on the eligible list.


Cindy Dy on February 15, 2015 at 10:10 PM said...

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lee woo on July 20, 2016 at 6:49 PM said...

Love it! Very interesting topics, I hope the incoming comments and suggestion are equally positive. Thank you for sharing this information that is actually helpful.


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