City of Springfield, Illinois

Misty Buscher - Mayor

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Become a Springfield Firefighter

We are not accepting applications at this time. If you would like to be notified about upcoming testing or deadlines, please click the GET NOTIFIED button below.

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


  • 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:  
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To review the Springfield Firefighter Job Description: 
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  • Probationary Firefighter – $54,882.40 (1st year)
  • Probationary Firefighter – $62,722.75 (2nd year)
  • Probationary Firefighter – $70,563.09 (3rd year)
  • Firefighter $78,403.43


  • 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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