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Getting Hired in the Fire Service

NIPSTA presents this four-hour "how-to" workshop to participants interested in becoming employed in the fire service.

Topics include:

  • Finding Employment Opportunities
  • Mastering the Application Process
  • Taking the Written Exam
  • Passing the Physical Agility Test
  • Preparing for the Oral Interview
  • Understanding the Job
  • Making a Career Commitment



"To anyone interested in firefighting, this is a great place to start."

"For the money, it's a wealth of knowledge for anyone looking to get hired."

"I'm only 18 years old and this is my first step. My opinion is this is the best first step to take."

"The course explains what is needed of you & explains what you need to become a firefighter."

"If anyone has questions about being a firefighter, they should take this course."

"This was very informational and great for beginners to learn about getting hired."

"For those starting to apply, this course will help make them better candidates."

Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy
2300 Patriot Boulevard Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: 847-998-8090 • Fax: 847-998-8091

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