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The La Grange Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter.  Additional information and applications are available by visiting  Application deadline will be at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015. 

All individuals interested in becoming a Firefighter must meet the following minimum requirements: 

• $35 Non-refundable application fee

• Be a United States Citizen 

• No felony convictions 

• Possess a valid driver’s license 

• Possess a High School Diploma or its equivalent 

• Current EMT-B certification at time of application (Note: At the time of hire the applicant must possess a certified EMT-P Paramedic License from the State of Illinois)  

• Be at least 21 and under 35 years of age at the time of application, or as otherwise provided by the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Act (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1)  • Submit proof of a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Approved Ladder Climb card from a licensed Agency. Card must be dated within one year of the application deadline (valid if issued May 1, 2014 through May 1, 2015). Candidates must possess a valid and current CPAT card and Approved Ladder Climb card at time of appointment. 

CPAT testing agencies: 

 Southwest United Fire Districts (SUFD) – or (708) 579-2064 

 Northeast Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) – or 847-998-8090

Preference points will be awarded for military service, education, and firefighting experience.

All portions of the testing process are mandatory.  Failure to attend and complete any portion of the process will result in elimination from employment consideration.

Written Exam/Orientation Information:

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Lyons Township High School Room 251
100 S. Brainard Avenue
La Grange, IL  60525

You are required to arrive at the testing location no later than 8:00 a.m. with a photo identification (valid driver’s license or State ID) to sign in.  NO LATE ADMITTANCE.

The written test consists of two components:  1) a traditional firefighter examination that assesses cognitive ability and behavioral characteristics; and 2) a scenario-based skills assessment that assesses job-related skills.  Cut-off score 70%.

School Crossing Guard


The Village of La Grange is accepting applications for part-time School Crossing Guards for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. The responsibility of a School Crossing Guard is to provide for the safe movement of children to and from school when crossing public roadways and intersections by observing gaps in traffic and leading children across the roadway. Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions including inclement weather. The position also requires frequent informational exchange/contact with the public and police.


Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, agile, and in good physical health. Applicants must have the ability to see and hear at an adequate range, able to differentiate colors, stand for one (1) hour at a time, be able to lift and hold in position a stop sign while holding the opposite hand in an upright, raised position. Offer of employment conditional upon successfully completing a physical exam, background check and a drug/alcohol screening. Starting salary depends on the number of crossings per day, two or three, and ranges from $230 to $367 biweekly. 



Applications and detailed job description
may be picked up at the:

La Grange Police Department

304 W. Burlington Avenue

The Village of La Grange is an
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)