Firefighter Testing Process

Initial Eligibility List


Qualifications to be hired as a probationary firefighter

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Pass Written Exam
  • Pass Physical Exam
  • Hold a current C.P.A.T. card

Essential Firefighter Job Skills

Responds promptly to fire alarms and other emergency calls when on duty and to major incidents when notified while on duty.

Drives fire apparatus and operations pump an other equipment associated with firefighting, rescue, salvage and maintenance.

Enters burning buildings to accomplish extinguishment and/or rescue.

Moves charged and uncharged hose lines and applies extinguishing agents to fires.

Protects property from unnecessary smoke and water damage by using salvage covers, positive pressure ventilation fans and water vacuum.

Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper floors or to accomplish rescue.

Climbs, crawls, and runs as necessary to accomplish fire extinguishment, rescue and personal safety.

Carries or moves heavy equipment and/or objects necessary to accomplish fire extinguishment or rescue.

Effectively communicates verbally by means of two-way radio as well as person-to-person and in writing through completion of various records, reports, memos and letters.

Other Important Duties

Provides emergency medical service to fire or accident victims and assists the local emergency medical service provider as necessary or when requested.

Inspects buildings for fire hazards and completes pre-fire plans as appropriate.

Maintains apparatus, equipment, buildings and grounds.

Participates in all phases of training necessary to acquire the knowledge and skills required of the position.

Assists Company Officer in maintaining records and submitting reports.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The Village of Lombard supports the policy that all personnel activities shall be conducted in a manner that will assure equal employment opportunities for all persons on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, or physical handicap (except where physical fitness is a valid occupational qualification.)