Qualifications & Application Process
The City of Belleville Fire Department seeks individuals with a high degree of personal and professional integrity to participate in a competitive testing process. The application process begins in late spring of even numbered years. Testing occurs in the early summer of even numbered years. A new hiring list is then established in the fall which is the Final Eligibility List effective for two years upon approval of the Police and Fire Commission.
Minimum Eligibility / Qualifications & Conditions of Employment Requirements
To be considered an applicant for testing and for appointment to become a Probationary Firefighter, which includes but is not limited to the following, one must:
The City of Belleville adheres to the Illinois Statutes (Sec. 10-2.1-6. Examination of Applicants; Disqualifications (65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-6)) which set certain age requirements for induction into fire departments. Generally, all applicants for a position in the fire department of the municipality shall be under 35 years of age (or otherwise in accordance with Illinois State Statutes) on the date of appointment, and must be 21 years of age on the date of appointment.
The age limitation above does not apply as described below: