Firefighter / Paramedic

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Gurnee Fire Department - Gurnee, Illinois

Mar 6, 2023

Application Deadline:
Apr 5, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$80,336 annual

Job Description

Minimum age 21 years and maximum age of 34 years (unless otherwise exempt per state statute).

State of Illinois Basic Operations Firefighter (Firefighter II) certification.

Minimally a Paramedic Student in good standing or EMT-P. If a Paramedic Student, must obtain IDPH EMT-P licensure within 6 months of hire.

Valid driver’s license.

Candidate Physical Ability Test [CPAT] certificate with Ladder Climb dated between October 1, 2021 and April 1, 2023.

The cost of the CPAT process is the responsibility of the candidate.

Successfully pass the FireTeam examination offered through National Testing Network.

United States citizen or naturalized citizen.

Graduation from high school or equivalent thereof.

Additional Information

The primary mission of the Gurnee (IL) Fire Department is to provide a variety of services designed to protect the lives and property of the community we serve by providing prompt and professional services in the event of fire, medical emergencies and disasters or any other event which may threaten the public welfare. The Gurnee Fire Department provides 24 hour fire and rescue services protecting approximately 60,000 residents and businesses in a 30 square mile area with a daytime population in excess of 150,000. In calendar year 2022, the department responded to 7,718 calls of which approximately one-third were fire and two-thirds were EMS based including rescue calls, car accidents and specialized rescues.

Population Served: 60,000 in 30 sq. mile radius

Sworn Personnel: 60

Visible tattoos permitted within department policy parameters [no head, face, neck, hand/finger tattoos]

No residency or living radius requirement

Benefits: 6 scheduled Kelly Days (every 18th duty day); additional paid time off (vacation, kelly float); paid sick leave and sick leave incentive programs; health / dental / vision / life insurance plans; retirement savings options (pension, 457, Roth IRA); tuition reimbursement; retirement health savings plan participation; additional supplemental benefits.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21+
  • Education: see above
  • Experience: none required

Contact Information

Christine Palmieri

Gurnee Fire Department
4580 Old Grand Ave
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
phone: 847-599-7500 x7515

How to Apply

Application & Required Documents: Gurnee Fire Department Employment Application – complete no later than April 5, 2023.

Examination: FireTeam National Exam – complete no later than April 5, 2023; applicants must self-schedule –

select ‘Find Jobs’ then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for the Gurnee (IL) Fire Department. All testing costs are the responsibility of the candidate.

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