Website Village of Hanover Park

Application & Application Fee Deadline :
By 4:30 p.m., Monday, March 09, 2020

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• Must be at least 21 years of age by the date of the written exam with a H.S. diploma or GED, or at least 20 years of age by the date of the written exam with 2 years of college course work in the Fire Science or related field, and have not reached your 35th birthday by the date of the written exam, by 03/21/2020. For age limitation exceptions, please refer to the IL General Assembly compiled statue 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6) (from Ch. 24, par. 10-2.1-6)

• Must have an EMT Certification (or proof you are currently enrolled in an EMT course). Please note you must have your EMT license by the date the eligibility list is created.

• Must have a valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb Certificate within 12 months of the date of the written exam that is dated between (03/21/2019 – 03/21/2020)

• Must pay the $20 non-refundable application fee by 4:30 p.m., 03/09/2020 (CLICK ON THE ABOVE “CLICK HERE” LINK FOR PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS)

• Valid Illinois Driver’s License in good standing

While in the Fire Academy: $12.92/hour
Post academy graduation pay with Basic Operation Firefighter certification :
EMT = $16.79 /hour
Paramedic = $17.93/hour

Responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls.

Leads out hose line, selects and operates hose nozzle, depending on type of fire, and directs stream of water or chemicals onto fire.

Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings or to assist individuals from burning structures.

Creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance using manual and mechanically operated tools. Breach concrete block or brick walls, floors, or roofs to gain access to areas involved by fire, using a variety of hand powered tools.

Protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage cover and smoke ejectors.

Assists in salvaging and cleanup operations, removing fire debris after fire is extinguished to locate hidden fires and prevent rekindle.

Rescues victims from occupancies filled with heat, smoke, and toxic gases. Performs extrications by using a variety of extrication tools.

Administers first aid and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation to injured persons and those overcome by fire and smoke.

Renders emergency medical assistance using automatic external defibrillators. Obtains required information from patients, accurately assesses the nature and extent of patient injuries; provides skilled medical care and treatment in compliance with the guidelines and regulations related to emergency medical service.

Communicates with superior during fire by portable two-way radio. Displays effective communication skills and exhibits good listening and comprehension skills. Responds appropriately to questions, sharing necessary information with others, and writes clearly and informatively.

Displays responsiveness to the needs of the public and shows fairness and objectivity in his treatment of other people speaking in ways that are courteous and nondiscriminatory. Displays sensitivity when interacting with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and displays a commitment to serving the public.
Displays effective teamwork during emergencies.

Complies with departmental rules, regulations and policies and exhibits honesty and integrity in both words and actions.

Complies with all safety procedures and regulations; may assist in investigating fires and providing training in order to increase safety. Consistently uses protective equipment and clothing and is alert to potentially dangerous conditions and reports them immediately.

Properly uses equipment and materials; carefully inspects equipment as scheduled and troubleshoots any equipment problems without assistance; and is familiar with equipment-related regulations. Maintains vehicles, apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment and grounds according to standards.

Performs hazardous materials identification.

Presents a positive public image. Meets minimum physical requirements for fire fighter positions.

Properly maintains uniform and protective clothing while following the department’s guidelines on grooming.

Drives and operates firefighting vehicles and equipment. Drives appropriately in emergency situations, using defensive driving techniques and taking safety precautions in adverse conditions.

Participates in training in current firefighting methods and techniques. Assists in training programs.

Participates in drills, demonstrations, and courses in hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance.

Participates in continuing education and/or training to maintain EMT/Paramedic certification as required.

Prepares clear, accurate and complete reports, logs and documents.

Assists police when called upon.

Makes clear and organized presentations to individuals and groups on subjects related to fire fighting and emergency services, fire safety, and fire prevention from prepared materials.

Follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor. Reports all accidents to the supervisor immediately whenever possible, but no later than end of the employee’s work shift. Follows recognized safe work practices.

Performs other duties as requested or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

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