Fire Recruitment

Application Process is Now Closed

How to apply?

  • Once completed, click HERE to apply for the 2021 eligibility list for the Lake Forest Fire Department
  • Written Examination: Saturday, May 8, 2021. Located at the Deerpath Middle School Cafeteria: 95 West Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Deadlines will NOT be extended

Employment Requirements

  • Age requirements:  Minimum of 21 years of age at the time of the application and not more than 34 years of age by July 1, 2021, unless otherwise exempt by Illinois statute
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or qualified as a “protected individual” pursuant to 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B)
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid class B nonCDL or equivalent driver’s license
  • Eyesight: Must have corrected vision to 20/25
  • Education minimum: High school diploma or equivalent
  • Undergo and successfully complete all phases of a background process
  • Successfully pass the CPAT test standards by June 6, 2021; valid within one year prior to this date

Employment Disqualifiers 

  • Criminal conviction for a felony crime, or certain misdemeanors as defined by Illinois statute (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6)
  • Previously dismissed from any public service for good cause
  • Failure of any portion of the examination process, including but not limited to a medically provided drug screening
  • Falsification of any part of the employment application or documentation
  • Anyone who is currently using narcotics or drugs, or who is addicted to narcotics, drugs or intoxicating beverages and is not currently in a rehabilitation program

Stay Informed!