City of Springfield, Illinois

James O. Langfelder - Mayor

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2021 Testing Information

For individuals who applied in 2020 to the Springfield Fire Department, please use the following resources as you go through the testing process.


  • U.S. Citizen
  • Not younger than 21 years of age at the time of written exam.
  • Not older than 34 years of age at the time of written exam. Please see “Age Exemptions” in the informational packet.
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent
  • Ability to successfully pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) including Ladder Climb.
  • No felony convictions
  • Tattoo restrictions
  • Vision correctable to 20/40 with no monochromatic color blindness.

To review the Springfield Fire Department Personal Appearance Policy:  
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To review the Springfield Firefighter Job Description: 
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Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid training
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vacation time
  • Sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Personal days
  • Compensatory time
  • Uniforms
  • Competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Pension