The City of Zion Fire and Rescue Department employs sworn full-time personnel. Paid on premise personnel may be utilized depending on the needs of the City and the department. Currently the Zion Fire and Rescue Department is not employing paid on premise personnel.
The City of Zion Board of Fire and Police Commissioners conduct a testing process every two years to establish a list of qualified candidates for the position of a sworn full-time firefighter/paramedic. Candidates that successfully complete the testing process remain on the list until it expires. If a full-time position becomes available, the next individual on the list is contacted by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to continue the process. Applications for full-time positions are taken when a posting is announced. Applicants must meet all of the requirements at time of application. Some of the requirements for full-time firefighter/paramedic position include what is listed below. Full details of all requirements will be made known at the time applications are distributed.
- U.S. Citizenship
- High School Diploma or GED
- Valid Illinois Driver’s License
- Valid CPAT (see details below)
- Minimum age at time of hire is 21, maximum age at time of application is 34
- Illinois EMT-P
Paid on Premise
The paid on premise program consist of non-sworn personnel at the discretion of the City of Zion and the Zion Fire and Rescue Department. Our paid on premise program consists of six part time members who are required to work approximately 5 shift per month. Additionally, we have several “flex” members to assist in filling positions as needed. Applications are taken on an ongoing basis and kept on file for 1 year. Some of the requirements for paid on premise employment include what is listed below.
Full details of all requirements are listed in the application packet which can be found here (.pdf).
- U.S. Citizenship or permanent resident status
- High School Diploma or GED
- Valid Illinois Driver’s License Class B Non-CDL or other states equivalent (Wisconsin CDL) within 3 months of hire
- Valid CPAT or successful completion of Zion Fire and Rescue Department Fitness Assessment
- Illinois EMT-P with North Lake County EMS System approval
- Illinois OSFM Firefighter II/Basic or equivalent certification meeting Illinois OSFM Objectives for Firefighter Basic
CPAT – Testing
Candidate Physical Ability Test or “CPAT” is conducted and issued by a licensed agency. CPAT was developed after years of research and input from an international committee comprised of IAFF and IAFC members. The test requires firefighter candidates to engage in the following activities: Stair climbs, hose drag, equipment carry, ladder raise & extension, forcible entry, search/rescue, and ceiling breach/pull.
You may contact us at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 847-746-4042.
Our mailing address is:
Zion Fire and Rescue Department
1303 27th Street
Zion, IL 60099