How do I become a Firefighter in Illinois?
Applications will be reviewed in the Fall. Candidates must have minimum certification as a Paramedic, or as a Certified Firefighter 2 and EMT through the State of Illinois for consideration. Full-time hiring is conducted periodically. Testing is conducted and eligibility lists are complied by the Romeoville Fire and Police Commission. Please check our website for postings of the testing process. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the Fire Service, please contact your local community college (Joliet Junior College or the College of DuPage) for the recommended education paths that lead to careers in the fire service.Click here for details.

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1. How do I become a Firefighter in Illinois?
2. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B)
3. What is the payment policy?
4. Can I use my G.I. Bill benefits to help pay for the course?
5. How much is the class?
6. Is Basic Operations Firefighter (BOF) different than Firefighter II?
7. Do I need to be on a fire department in order to attend the B.O.F. Academy?
8. If I successfully graduate the course will that get me a job with the Romeoville Fire Dept.?
9. So if the OSFM will not allow me to get certified as a civilian, will I be wasting my time attending the course?
10. Can I be sponsored by a fire department to attend the course? Will the Romeoville Fire Department sponsor me?
11. What equipment is required for the course?
12. Where do I get this equipment?
13. What else will I need for the course?
14. Is the class physically demanding?