How are members of the Fire Department hired?

Firefighters are hired through the Assistant Chief Chad Vlietstra’s Office. Call the station at 708-755-9589 or email the Assistant Chief

You can stop in the station and pick up an application, or look through our online Employment Opportunities.

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1. Why do I see fire engines or ambulance units go through intersections with their red lights flashing, and then turn them off? Are they just in a hurry to go somewhere?
2. Why do firefighters break windows and cut holes in roofs when the fire is inside a building? It seems that they are causing more damage than the fire.
3. If I were trapped in a burning building, would firefighters be able to rescue me?
4. When I see an emergency vehicle approaching while I am driving, should I always pull over to the right and stop?
5. Where can I get my blood pressure checked?
6. Can we schedule a fire engine presentation or station tour?
7. How are members of the Fire Department hired?
8. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?