We are not currently accepting applications. The application period expired July 29, 2011.
Part -Time Employment
We do not currently have any openings for the position of part-time Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic.
Firefighter In Training (F.I.T.) Program
The F.I.T. program was developed to assist those who have a desire to become a State Certified Firefighter II and provide an opportunity to gain the knowledge and experience to have a successful career as a firefighter. The F.I.T. candidates will complete the same prehire process as required for full-time career and part-time firefighters. This provides the F.I.T. candidate the experience of what is involved in the hiring process before even accepting a firefighter position. Due to the popularity of this program, preference will be given to candidates who reside in the Fire District.
The ALFPD F.I.T. applicants are required to participate in a group oral interview, where they are asked several questions and evaluated on their responses. After completing the group interviews, the ALFPD will re-interview, on a one-on-one basis, the top candidates prior to selection for the F.I.T. program. All expenses for prehire testing and school tuition are the responsibility of the candidate.
Upon successful completion of the interview process, the candidates are required to complete an ALFPD Firefighter In Training Agreement, Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), fingerprint and background investigation, polygraph, psychological test, and a NFPA 1582 medical physical.
After completing the prehire requirements, the candidate will be responsible for registering at McHenry County College Fire Academy and take the Volunteer Oath of Office.
ALFPD F.I.T. members will be supplied with turnout gear and any other equipment needed to complete the Academy. The candidate is also required to attend all classes and practical’s during the Academy and maintain a “C” grade average.
During the Academy, the candidate is responsible to volunteer a minimum of 24 hours a month. This is required to provide the candidate hands on experience and time responding to incidents with a fire company. While on duty, the candidate will be assigned to a Battalion Chief and a mentor. The candidate will be responsible for completing many hours of training with his mentor and assigned company. Upon completion of the Academy, all equipment will be returned to the ALFPD.
After successfully completing the academy and obtaining OSFM FF II certification, the candidate will be placed on an eligibility list. The ALFPD F.I.T. eligibility list is utilized to fill a part-time position, when a vacancy occurs. It is our intention to place three candidates in each Firefighter II Academy using this process
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