1608 Bloomingdale 
Glendale Hts, IL 60139



Our Location:

(630) 668-5323 
(630) 668-5396
(911 for emergencies)





Deputy Chief:

Russell Wood

Richard Cassady


Nicholas Kosiara
Sharon Christopher
Richard Osborn

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Part-time employment Application

   Full-time Firefighter Position 

Spring 2018 Testing

Applications for Glenside FPD and Lisle/Woodridge FPD will be available beginning January 8, 2018 at 9am local time and close on January 31, 2018 at 12 noon local time. Only 1 application is needed for both departments.  The application can be found here during the application period.

College of DuPage Testing Consortium
Firefighter Job Application

One application will grant you access to both departments participating in the testing consortium.

Participating agencies:

Glenside Fire Protection District

Lisle/Woodridge Fire Protection District

The online application is due by 12:00 p.m. on January 31, 2018.  All other required documentation must be be submitted at the candidate orientation on February 12, 2018.  Additional details provided after purchase.

You must meet the minimum requirements for each department in order to be considered eligible for that specific department.  Click here to view each department's specific minimum requirements.

Mandatory Orientation:

All applicants must attend a mandatory orientation which will start promptly at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018 at the College of DuPage, SRC 2000.  Any candidate arriving after 7:00 p.m. will not be admitted - no exceptions.  Please arrive no later than 6:30 p.m.

 Testing Information:

Candidates still qualified after the mandatory orientation will be emailed information on how to complete the testing process.  Eligible candidate will have until March 23, 2018 to complete the exam through the testing center at the College of DuPage.

           Testing requirements for Full-time Firefighter with the District:

·         Birth Certificate & US Citizenship

·         Valid Driver’s License

·         Age is at least 21 years of age but no older than 35 at time of hire.

·         Felony Conviction(s) may disqualify you from the process

·         High school diploma or equivalent

·         Basic Operations Firefighter (Certified FF II) through the Office of the State Fire Marshal

·         Licensed Paramedic in the state of Illinois

·         CPAT must be issued within one year prior to date of application  

Part-time Firefighter Position

                                                                                             Please complete the Employment Application through the link above and drop off in person to the station.


          Part-time requirements for Part-time Firefighter with the District:                                                                   

·         Must be a United States Citizen

·         High School Diploma or Equivalent

·         Minimum age of 19 at time of application

·         Valid State of Illinois driver’s license Must have a valid Illinois CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test)

·         Must clear background investigation (criminal/personal)

·         State of Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-B license

·         Must illustrate a good health and fitness condition by means of a medical examination by a certified physician.  This may be required at the applicant’s cost upon conditional job offer.  

Upon receiving conditional offer of employment, individuals must meet the following:


·         Office of Illinois State Fire Marshall Firefighter II Certification 

·         Attend recruit training classes

·         Pass departmental SOG and recruit examination

·         Pass recruit practical examinations

·         Complete ride time requirements

·         Final review by the Fire Chief and staff

·         Complete EMS system requirements for system entry


Firefighters Final Eligibility Register
(Click on link to view)


Interested in being a Firefighter?  

Want to know more about what you need to do and prepare for to become a firefighter? Click on the link below. 

How Do I Become a Firefighter in Illinois


NIPSTA offers a “how-to” workshop to participants interested in becoming employed in the fire service.

For more information, follow the link below:  



Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA)2300 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL 60026
Phone:  847-998-8090

Here are some other links to get your career started in the Fire Service.






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