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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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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