Firefighter Eligibility List

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After a lengthy and competitive process, the Orland Fire Protection District’s 2013 Final Eligibility List for Firefighters/Paramedics has been successfully approved by the Board of Fire Commissioners. A preliminary eligibility list was established based on proof of successful completion of the CPAT, and passing of the written examination (per the cut-off score mandated by PA 97-251), which took place July 13, 2013 at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Those candidates on the preliminary eligibility list were then invited to participate in a subjective oral interview with the Orland Fire Commission to further assess job-related skills. Scores from the written examination and oral interview, weighted 80 percent and 20 percent respectively, were combined to establish the initial eligibility list. Lastly, after adding applicable preference points to the scores contained on the initial eligibility list, the final eligibility list was established and approved by the OFPD Fire Commission. Further participation in the selection process will take place as vacancies occur.

Salary and Benefits

Pay rate for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic is negotiated between the Orland Fire Protection District and the International Association of Firefighters Local #2754. The starting base and incentive pay for a Firefighter/Paramedic for fiscal year 2014-2015 is currently $60,784. An excellent benefits package is provided. Eligibility testing for firefighter/paramedic occurs every other year. For more information on becoming an Orland Fire Protection District Firefighter, click here.

Firefighters Diversity Recruiting CouncilFirefighters Diversity Recruiting CouncilThe Orland Fire Protection District is an equal opportunity employer, and a proud member of the Firefighters Diversity Recruiting Council.