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Becoming a Firefighter

Interested in serving others in an exciting and worthwhile career? The Evanston Fire Department is hiring! Attend a recruitment session to learn more:

Application timeline: Jan. 15 - Feb. 28, 2020
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Recruitment Session 1:
Sat., Dec. 14, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
Recruitment Session 2: Sat., Jan. 11, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Second Baptist Church, 1717 Benson Ave.
Recruitment Session 3:
Sat., Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.

"The Evanston Fire Department is seeking motivated and progressive-thinking individuals who will be committed to excellence and professionalism," said Chief Brian Scott. "We have a family that is comprised of 107 men and women, who are the cornerstone of the department’s mission. The department continually strives to provide an environment which is both challenging and rewarding."

The Evanston Fire Department is committed to being a diversified and well-qualified work force. A deliberate, organized approach to job enrichment begins with recruit training and it continues throughout an employee’s career. Training and experience enables a firefighter to progress into various assignments and ranks within the department, which include: Firefighter/Paramedic; Hazardous Material Technician; Special Rescue Specialist; Water Rescue; Fire Inspector/Investigator; and Fire  Officer.

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Applicants must be able to react quickly and calmly in emergencies, make effective decisions under stress, establish working relationships with the public, and provide fire protection, prevention and safety services. You will respond to all fires, explosions, accidents, hazardous material incidents and medical emergencies through tasks associated with the job including, but not limited to, firefighting, driving, maintenance of equipment and grounds, inspections,  making minor repairs, investigations and education.

As a firefighter/paramedic, applicants are required to treat sick and injured individuals. As a condition of employment, you must obtain: State of Illinois Firefighter II Certification; Paramedic License; Hazardous Material Operations Certification; and a Class A Non-Commercial Driver's License.

The City of Evanston is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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