Firefighter & Paramedic Recruitment


For testing and establishment of eligibility lists for firefighter/paramedic for the Village of Northbrook, the following items are minimum requirements (subject to change).


You must be a United States citizen or meet the requirements of the Illinois Human Rights Act for citizenship status


Must have passed 21st birthday and, except as otherwise provided by law, be under 35 years of age at date of examination.


Correctable to 20/40, normal peripheral vision and able to distinguish colors

Driver's License

Valid driver’s license
Winnetka Kenilworth Fire Department Logo
Northbrook Fire Department Logo


High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, and one of the following qualifications:
  • An Associate’s degree or at least 60 semester credit hours at an accredited college or university (copy of official certified transcripts due at application deadline);
  • State of Illinois licensed Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P);
  • State of Illinois licensed Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) and Office of the State Fire Marshal Firefighter II certification.

CPAT & Ladder Climb

Valid CPAT and Ladder Climb card issued from the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) or Southwestern United Fire District (SUFD) at time of written exam. CPAT and Ladder Climb cards/certificates considered valid only if issued after January 1 of the same year as exam.