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Employment Opportunities
Recruitment
Firefighters working for the Department
The City of Beardstown Fire Department seeks to recruit only the most highly skilled and motivated candidates for the challenging position of firefighter or paramedic.

Before applying for the Fire Department, an individual must successfully complete the firefighter entrance level test. To find out when the next testing will be, contact the Fire Department at (217) 323-3121. The results of the test are good for one year.

Applicant Requirements
In order to test and apply:
  • All candidates are required to have a valid driver's license, a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent certification, and be at least 18 years old
  • Applicants will need to acquire EMT certification or paramedic certification before being hired
  • Applicants will need to pass a psychological evaluation, medical examination, drug screen, and vision test
  • Applicants will be subject to and extensive public safety background check