Firefighter Employment

Applications for the full-time Firefighter Eligibility List are not currently being accepted.


The Carpentersville Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to the residents of the Village, as well as the surrounding Carpentersville and Countryside Fire Protection District. The department provides several other services, which include but are not limited to fire prevention, fire investigation, public education, specialized rescue that includes: confined space, trench rescue, high angle, hazardous materials, water and ice rescue, and building collapse.


Applicants for the position of Firefighter with the Carpentersville Fire Department must meet the following criteria:


Applicants for examination must be citizens of the United States.


Applicants must be a minimum age of 21 years and maximum age of 35 years at the time of application and at such time as the final eligibility list is posted, as well as when the list is executed at the time of appointment, unless otherwise exempt by state statute.


Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.


Applicants must be Illinois Certified Firefighter II/Basic Operations Firefighter with the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).

Applicants must have a valid and current Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) or National Registry EMT- Basic License at time of application deadline (EMT-Paramedic due at time of appointment).

Applicants must have current and valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and Aerial Ladder Climb Certification dated within one year prior to the date of the written exam.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to obtain a class B Non CDL.


Applicants must have no felony convictions, and must abide by the requirements set forth by the Board of the Fire and Police Commissioners.


When applications for full-time employment are being accepted, applicants must pay a $25 non-refundable application fee, and must complete and submit the following through IOSolutions:

  • Online Application
  • Consent and Release Agreement
  • Copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of Valid Driver’s License
  • Copy of of Birth Record as Proof of Citizenship
  • Copy of of Illinois Basic/Firefighter II Certification (must be issued by the OSFM)
  • Copy of Valid IDPH/National Registry EMT-B License or EMT- P

When IOSolutions is not open, use the Firefighter Application PDF to apply.


Candidates must attend a mandatory orientation and written examination and sign-in with a photo ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID). The testing location is the Carpentersville Public Works Building, located at 1075 Tamarac Drive in Carpentersville.

The Board will select a number of the highest-rated applicants in descending order after completion of the orientation, physical performance examination (if required) and written examination to participate in the oral examination phase of testing. It shall be left to the Board’s discretion to determine the number of applicants invited to participate in the oral examinations.

ExaminationWeight of Scoring
Written Test40%
Oral Test (Interview)60%