Full-Time Employment | Firefighter/Paramedic Application

The Board of Police Commissioners of the City of South Beloit, Illinois is accepting applications for the purpose of creating a Firefighter/Paramedic eligibility list for hiring. This is a full-time position with the City of South Beloit Fire Department working 24/48-hour shifts. Firefighters will receive an excellent benefits package and be placed in the Illinois Firefighter’s pension program.

  • Salary: $52,416 – $55,328 plus a one-time $10,000 bonus after 36 months if Paramedic licensed
  • Number of Sworn Full-Time Personnel: 3
  • Number of Part-Time Personnel: 31 Firefighters, 1 Part-Time Fire Inspector, and 1 Chaplain.
  • Population: 8,000

All applicants must meet the following minimum requirements established by the City of South Beloit Board of Fire and Police Commission:

  • U.S. citizenship.
  • Minimum of 20 years of age -AND- under 35 years of age at time of application, except as provided in 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6.
  • No felony
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving
  • Be a high school graduate or possess a E.D. equivalent.
  • Valid CPAT card with Ladder Climb certificationissued within 12 months of the date of
  • Must have a maximum uncorrected visual acuity of 20/200 that is correctable to at least 20/40 AND be free from color-
  • Possess a valid EMT-B license issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) at time of hire.
  • Must meet other criteria as established by the Board of Fire and Police

Preference points will be awarded as determined by the City of South Beloit Board of Fire and Police Commission for the following:  

  • Military: Persons who were engaged in the military or naval service of the United States for at least one year and were honorably  A copy of Form DD-214 (indicating status of discharge) must be submitted with application to qualify.
  • Education: Persons possessing an associate degree in Emergency Medical or Fire Services -OR- a bachelor’s degree in any  A copy of your transcripts or diploma must be submitted with application to qualify.
  • Paramedic: Persons who have obtained certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P).  A copy of your state EMT-P license must be submitted with application to

Submission of Application:

 Applications MUST be submitted by email to applications@southbeloitfire.com with the Subject Line: “Full-Time Application” or dropped off at South Beloit City Hall 519 Blackhawk Blvd. Suite 2 South Beloit, IL 61080 by Thursday December 29, 2022, at 4:00 PM (CST).

Faxed or mailed applications will NOT be accepted. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted. Only one application per person, per testing cycle, will be accepted.

Mandatory Orientation and Written Examination Testing:  Following completion of all application materials and review of minimum qualifications, successful applicants will be invited to attend the following Written Test Dates (choose one / Do not attend both):

Monday, January 9th, 2023 – Starts promptly at 9 AM (check-in starts 8:30am)


Tuesday, January 10th, 2023- Starts promptly at 5:15pm (check-in starts 4:45pm)

 Location: Nature At The Confluence Center, 306 Dickop St. South Beloit, Il 61080

Study guide for written test- www.applytoserve.com/study

Online NFST or NFST-EMS Study Guide  $5

Interview: January 28th, 2023 City of South Beloit City Hall, 519 Blackhawk Blvd, South Beloit IL. 61080

 Important Disclaimer for Potential Applicants:

 As part of this application form, you will be required to submit various documents, records and/or additional forms. Be sure to allow sufficient time to gather this documentation and fully complete the application before the deadline. For your application to be accepted, the following documents must be submitted with your application and received prior to the deadline:

  •  Copy of valid driver’s license.
  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Copy of social security card.
  • Copy of high school diploma (or transcripts) -OR- G.E.D. equivalency.
  • Copy of DD-214 indicating discharge status for military personnel (if applicable).
  • Copy of college transcripts or diploma (if applicable).
  • Copy of current EMT-B
  • Copy of Paramedic license (if applicable)
  • Copy of Illinois Basic Firefighter Certification       (Out of state certifications will be accepted and must be IFSAC or Pro Board accredited)

By order of The South Beloit Board of Fire and Police Commission.

The City of South Beloit and The South Beloit Fire Department are an Equal Opportunity Employer.