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Become a Springfield Firefighter


NOTICE: The City of Springfield Firefighter orientation scheduled for July 18, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. is canceled.
To make you more familiar with the testing process, a pre-recorded orientation will be posted
on the City’s website within 5-7 business days. We apologize for any inconvenience.




If you have questions about the application or testing process, please contact the City of Springfield’s Human Resources Office at  217.789.2446 or email  HumanResources@springfield.il.us.

   Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen
  • Not younger than 20 years of age at the time of written exam.
  • Not older than 34 years of age at the time of written exam. Please see “Age Exemptions” in the informational packet.
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • Ability to successfully pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) including Ladder Climb.
  • No felony convictions
  • Tattoo restrictions
  • Vision correctable to 20/40 with no monochromatic color blindness.

To review the Springfield Fire Department Personal Appearance Policy:  
 Click Here

To review the Springfield Firefighter Job Description: 
 Click Here

   Salary

  • Probationary Firefighter – – 1st Year $57,239.60
  • Probationary Firefighter – 2nd Year $65,416.69
  • Probationary Firefighter – 3rd Year $73,593.77
  • Firefighter $81,770.86

   Benefits

  • Paid training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation time
  • Sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Personal days
  • Compensatory time
  • Uniforms
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Pension

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