Part-time Firefighters

The Oak Forest Fire Department is hiring Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedics.

Do I qualify?

To qualify for consideration the applicant must possess the following certifications/licenses AND attach the appropriate paperwork to the application email reply:

  • Illinois Certified Basic Operations Firefighter or Firefighter II
  • Illinois Licensed Paramedic.
  • Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) qualification with ladder climb endorsement, within the last 12 months.
  • Current CPR card

If you qualify, download the City of Oak Forest Application for Employment to your desktop by clicking the button below. 

Once you have completed the downloaded application, you can click the SUBMIT FORM button within the form to attach it directly to an email. Applications must be sent to Dorienne Preer in Human Resources at
REMINDER: You will need to manually attach the required certifications/license paperwork files to the same email.

For additional information, please contact Dorienne Preer, Human Resources Manager at 708-687-4050 x1020 or Garrick Kasper, Deputy Fire Chief at 708-687-6050 or


How can I become qualified?

If you don’t currently possess the certifications/licenses listed above, the following links provide insight in obtaining them:

Basic Operations Firefighter Certification

MABAS Division 24 Training Academy

Moraine Valley Community College

Romeoville Fire Academy

EMT Certification

South Suburban College

Moraine Valley Community College

Paramedic Certification

South Cook County EMSS

Christ Hospital Emergency Medical Services