Village of La Grange

The La Grange Fire Department is seeking a diverse pool of applicants for the position of Firefighter Paramedic. Our goal is to attract, develop, and retain the best and brightest from all walks of life and backgrounds. We believe every member of our fire department must feel respected, be treated fairly and be provide the opportunity to excel.

La Grange (pop. 16,321) is a vibrant community offering walkable and charming neighborhoods surrounding a bustling downtown that features dozens of diverse restaurants, numerous independent shops, and national retail tenants. Located at the crossroads of La Grange Road, Ogden Avenue, and the Metra BNSF line, over 50,000 vehicles, commuters, and pedestrians stream through downtown La Grange every day.

The Fire Department provides fire, rescue, and EMS services, including ALS transportation. A fully career department staffed with 18 sworn personnel, are assigned to six shifts on a 24/48 schedule. Each shift is led by a Captain with one Lieutenant and four firefighters, members of IAFF Local 2338, with a minimum of five personnel on duty at all times. In 2022, the fire department responded to 2440 incidents; nearly two-thirds of these were EMS requests.

Salary as of May 1, 2024
Starting at $70,581; top after 6 years: $101,610

To Apply
To apply for this position, please click the Application Packet (PDF) or visit the IOS page . The deadline to apply is Monday, August 12, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Candidates must attend the mandatory orientation and written examination on Thursday, September 5, 2024 at the La Grange Village Hall.

For More Information
Please contact IOS Recruitment at (800)-343-HIRE or with questions regarding the application, testing, required documents before the application deadline date.

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