How to apply?

  • Once completed, click HERE or the "apply now" link above to apply for the 2019 eligibility list for the Lake Forest Fire Dept. 

  • Written Examination: Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:00am. Located at the Deerpath Middle School Cafeteria: 95 West Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045.

  • Deadlines will NOT be extended. 

Employment Requirements

  • Age requirements: Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of the application and not more than 34 years of age by June 1, 2019, unless otherwise exempt by Illinois statute

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or qualified as a “protected individual” pursuant to 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B)

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid class B nonCDL or equivalent driver’s license

  • Eyesight: Must have corrected vision to 20/25

  • Education minimum: High school diploma or equivalent

  • Undergo and successfully complete all phases of a background process

  • Successfully pass the CPAT test standards by May 8, 2019; valid within one year prior to this date

Employment Disqualifiers

  • Criminal conviction for a felony crime, or certain misdemeanors as defined by Illinois statute (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6).

  • Previously dismissed from any public service for good cause.

  • Failure of any portion of the examination process, including but not limited to a medically provided drug screening.

  • Falsification of any part of the employment application or documentation.

  • Anyone who is currently using narcotics or drugs, or who is addicted to narcotics, drugs or intoxicating beverages and is not currently in a rehabilitation program.

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