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Now Accepting Applications for Part-Time Positions!

The Peotone Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for

Part-Time Firefighter/EMT-B, Firefighter/Paramedics, OR Paramedics ONLY for all shifts!

Department Overview

The Peotone Fire Protection District’s (PFPD) leadership is dedicated to providing a progressive fire department for the community through the personal and professional development of its staff. The PFPD operates with a part-time staff of 23 Firefighters/Paramedics and EMTs, a Fire Chief, and one full-time civilian employee, from one station located at 7550 W. Joliet Road.

The Peotone Fire Protection District is an all-hazards ISO Class 4 fire department, responding to 1,000 calls to service annually to the residents of Peotone and unincorporated Will County. PFPD is an active organization within MABAS Division 19 and offers opportunities to participate in specialty rescue teams: (CART, HazMat) and arson investigation.

Job Description

A FF/PM or FF/EMT-B performs duties in the areas of emergency medical, fire suppression, hazardous material, specialized technical rescue responses, fire prevention, and public education activities. These duties are above average in physical and mental difficulty. The FF/PM, and FF/EMT-Bs are expected to maintain themselves, and all equipment in an “at ready status” to respond. Responses will be at all hours of the day and night and in all types of weather. The FF/PM, FF/EMT-Bs position involves considerable public contact, preparation of thorough and complete written reports, reading comprehension, and public speaking. FF/PMs and FF/EMT-Bs are scheduled for 12 to 24 hours on duty followed by 48 hours off duty.


  • Have a high school diploma or GED

  • Be at least 21 years of age

  • Be certified Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter with the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshall (not required for Illinois licensed Paramedics at the time of hire).

  • Be IDPH licensed EMT -B; Paramedic preferred, with the ability to test into the Silver Cross EMS System and AMITA St. Mary’s EMS System 

  • Have a valid Illinois Class B non-CDL Driver's License

  • Not have felony convictions


  • New hires will be required to meet all department training and education requirements

  • New hires will be responsible for patient care and completing all necessary patient care report forms

  • New hires will perform interior and exterior structural firefighting operations

  • New hires will be required to become familiar with district vehicles, operations, St. Mary’s region SMOs' and PFPD policy and procedures

  • New hires will work as part of the Districts Public Education Program

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Firefighter/EMT-B Starting Pay: $18.13

  • Firefighter/Paramedic OR Paramedic ONLY: Starting Pay: $19.95

  • Preference points are available for part-time employees when testing for full-time employment

  • An incentive for years of experience

  • New Hires can work up to 212 hours in 28 days (This does not include department training time or call-back time during major events)

  • Paid holidays (time and a half)

  • Free Continuing Education and training opportunities (IDPH and OSFM certification classes)

The selection process will include:

  • Oral interview

  • Background check including references

  • Pre-employment medical evaluation including vision and other requirements in accordance with the most current National Fire Protection Association Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Districts (NFPA 1582)

To apply:

Pick up applications in-person or print and return at:

Peotone Fire Protection District

7550 W. Joliet Rd.

Peotone, IL 60468

  Peotone Fire District Part-Time Application 
  PFPD Now Hiring FF/EMT-Bs, FF/Paramedics & Paramedics

The completed application and required documents must be dropped off IN-PERSON to Peotone Fire Protection District or Manhattan Fire Protection District, Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM – 4 PM.

Full-Time Eligibility Register

Preference Points & Affidavit Form 


Applications for volunteer members can be picked up at  PFPD Fire Station from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday.  

Note:  We are not currently hiring for this position, but we will keep the application on file. 

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