Cicero Fire Department Testing Announcement 2018

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The Cicero Fire Department participates in a comprehensive testing process conducted by the Cicero Fire and Police Commission in order to prepare an eligibility list of qualified candidates for the fire department.  The current eligibility list expires on 28 March 2018 and the process for creating a new list will begin on 10 Feb 2018 (see instructions below for further information). 

The qualification requirements for participating in the process are:

  • 21 to 35 years of age at time of application
  • be a US citizen
  • speak, read and write the English language
  • 30 college credit hours (applicants with one year active military duty or current fire fighter certification may receive a waver.  Bring DD 214 or state certificate, as applicable.)
  • valid driver’s license
  • no criminal background
  • active (regularly monitored) email address. All further communication will be by email.



The testing process is strenuous and time-consuming.  Applicants must attend all events in person with photo identification.  After reviewing the below calendar, if you are unable to attend all events or do not possess the above qualifications please do not attempt to pick up an application, you will only be refused participation.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS – doors will be closed and admittance refused after the posted start time for all events with the exception of application return dates at which time doors will be closed at the posted end time.

10 Feb 2018, 12:00 noon until 250 applications have been distributed. Please bring copies of the following documents at this time; birth certificate or naturalization papers, college transcript, driver’s license, DD 214 or fire fighter certificate if applicable. Passport size color photo, valid email address.    At Public Safety Building.

22 and 23 Feb 2018 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, and 24 Feb 2018 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Applications are to be returned for approval and acceptance.  A $50 money order or certified check will be required at this time payable to the Town of Cicero (no cash or personal checks accepted).  At Public Safety Building.

07 March 2018, 7:00 pm. Orientation at the Cicero Community Center gym.

17 March 2018, 12:00 noon.  Written test, score of 70 is required to continue.  No electronic devices of any kind will be allowed in facility.  At Cicero Community Center gym.

31 March 2018, 8:00 am.  Physical ability testing. Pass or fail.  At Public Safety Building.  (Some applicants may be scheduled for 01 April 2018 at 0100 if needed).

9, 10, 11, or 12 April 2018 at 5:00 pm.  Oral interviews for those who have passed both written and physical testing.  Applicants will be notified of appointment date and time.  At Cicero Community Center, room 105.


Public Safety Building is located at 5410 W. 34th Streeet, Cicero, IL

Cicero Community Center is located at 2250 S. 49th Ave., Cicero IL

There is adequate parking at both facilities.