The NFD offers a written test every 2-3 years in order to establish an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. The NFD, along with the Park Ridge Fire Department, Morton Grove Fire Department, and Wilmette Fire Department participate in a consortium testing process allowing interested applicants to apply to any one or a combination of all four departments depending on qualifications. The written test is scheduled for September 26, 2020 and will take place at NIPSTA following social distancing guidelines. The expected criteria to be eligible to participate in the NFD competitive testing process is a High School Diploma or Equivalent, be between the age of 21-34, and have successfully completed a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and ladder climb within one year of the test date. Interested candidates can find more information about how to complete the CPAT at NIPSTA’s website as well as SUFD’s website. Once the electronic application becomes available it will be shared both on our website as well as our Facebook Page and it will contain more information about the requirements and the testing process. If you have questions regarding our upcoming testing process or would like more information please contact us at 847-588-6800.