The Village of Glenview Fire Department has 80 sworn members dedicated to the protection and well being of Village residents, visitors and businesses.
The mission of the Department is to provide high quality suppression and emergency medical services in a fiscally responsible manner.
Rescue and Suppression
Fire suppression and rescue services are provided 24 hours per day, seven days per week. In order to provide excellent fire suppression services, the department operates five apparatus responding from five stations located throughout the Village. The apparatus include four engine companies and one ladder company. To learn more about our calls and special rescue teams, click here.
Emergency Medical Services
The Fire Department provides emergency medical services to residents and businesses residing in the Village of Glenview and its unincorporated areas. The Department operates two paramedic ambulances 24 hours per day and one paramedic ambulance 12 hours per day, during peak hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, all front line fire suppression apparatus are equipped with paramedic equipment with a goal of delivering medical assistance within four to six minutes from the request of services. The Department has over 60 State of Illinois-licensed paramedics who also function as firefighters. Do you have questions about ambulance billing or need an ambulance report? Click here.
The department is committed to educating the public on fire safety and prevention through a variety of life-safety programs and educational opportunities including, but not limited to, preschool, elementary and middle school education seminars; Boy Scout Merit Badge instruction; first aid, CPR and Heimlich Maneuver; and fire extinguisher (local business only) training. When able, the Department also will provide station tours and appear at block parties upon request. For a full list of services or for more information, click here.
Through a testing process, an eligibility list for the position of firefighter/paramedic is established every two years, and is advertised in local/regional newspapers, on multiple job search engines and on this website. To be eligible for testing, you must meet the following requirements by the application deadline:
- 21 years or older
- a U.S. Citizen
- a high school graduate (or GED equivalent
- vision correctable at 20/30
- pass a medical exam
- show proof of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) completion
The final eligibility list is established after the written exam. Once the department determines a need for hire, a determined number of listed candidates will go through a background investigation and a polygraph test, and will be interviewed by the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. If approved by the Board, the hiring candidate will go through a psychological and medical evaluation. New hires are on probation for one year.
As a fire department, we enjoy serving and protecting the people of Glenview. As a team we look forward to you joining our department. If interested in growing with the Glenview Fire Department, please fill out and submit the form below and a member from our HR team will reach out to you when a new recruitment has started.