How are members of the Skokie Fire Department hired?
In order to be hired as a Skokie Firefighter/Paramedic, candidates must be between the ages of 21 and 35 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED and at least one of the following: 60 semester hours, State of Illinois Firefighter II Certification issued by OFSM or four years of active military service with an honorable discharge.

Candidates must take a written examination and pass a physical ability test. These tests are offered by the Village every two years. Successful candidates are then placed on an eligibility list.

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1. How does the strength of fire protection in the community affect property owner’s insurance policy premium?
2. When I call for an ambulance, why do I sometimes see an ambulance from another town?
3. When I call an ambulance, why does a fire engine also come?
4. Why do I see fire engines or ambulances go through intersections with their red lights flashing, and then turn them off? Are they just in a hurry to go somewhere?
5. The alarm on my carbon monoxide detector just went off, what do I do?
6. Why do firefighters break windows and cut holes in roofs when the fire is inside a building?
7. I need to take a CPR course, does the Skokie Fire Department teach courses?
8. Where can I get my blood pressure checked?
9. Can I schedule a fire engine presentation or station tour?
10. How are members of the Skokie Fire Department hired?
11. What do firefighters do when they are not responding to fire or emergency medical calls?
12. When I see an emergency vehicle approaching while I am driving, should I always pull over to the right and stop?