City of Canton, IL Firefighter

City of Canton, IL - Canton, Illinois

Aug 21, 2020

Application Deadline:
Sep 25, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$51,608 annual

Job Description

The Canton Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will be testing for Original Appointment to the Fire Department.

The Canton Fire Department consists of 15 sworn full-time firefighters serving our community of approximately 14,000 residents. All firefighters are certified by the Office of the State Fire Marshall.

Starting salary is $51,608. Benefit package includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage. Firefighters are covered by the Illinois Fire and Police Pension Fund.

Additional Information

The City of Canton is located in west-central Illinois, a place where small town charm meets nature’s beauty. Our historic downtown square and park is the heart of the city, boasting a variety of unique shops and restaurants. Canton is home to beautiful parklands, an excellent school system, Spoon River College, Graham Medical, Cook Medical, and has earned distinctions from both the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway and Illinois Main Street. Just outside the city you will find an abundance of nature-based opportunities in Canton Lake, the Emiquon Nature Preserve, Banner Marsh, and the Giant Goose Ranch, an 828 acre ranch offering camping, fishing, hunting, and hiking for families. Visit the city website at to learn more about Canton.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Between 21 and 35 years of age.
  • Education: Applicants must possess a high school degree or G.E.D. equivalent, and hold a valid driver’s license. Upon offer of employment, candidate must possess a valid CPAT certification and must pass a polygraph, psychological exam, and medical exam.
  • Experience: None required to test.

Contact Informaton

Carol Kohler

City of Canton, IL
Canton, Illinois 61520
phone: 309-647-0065

How to Apply

Applications are posted on the city website, on the home page under City News. Applications are due by Friday, September 25, 2020. Late applications will not be considered. Testing on September 26 will include an Orientation, Written Test and an Oral Interview.

Copyright © 2020 FireRescue1. All rights reserved.