Fire Department Employment


The City of Moline conducts examinations at least every other year to establish a firefighter/paramedic eligibility register. During a specified period of time prior to testing, firefighter/paramedic applications are accepted online in the Employment section of this website.

Recruitment Reminder List

To be notified when firefighter/paramedic recruitments begin, complete a Job Interest Card.

For all other questions, call 309.524.2069 or email the Human Resources Office.

Applicant Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be citizens of the United States
  • Be at least 20 years old (but shall not be appointed until reaching 21 years old)
  • Be under 35 years of age with the following exceptions: 
    • If a person is placed on an eligibility list and becomes over-age before being appointed, the person remains eligible for appointment until the list is abolished.
    • If a person was previously employed as a full-time firefighter in a regularly constituted fire department of (i) any municipality or fire protection district located in Illinois, (ii) a fire protection district whose obligations were assumed by a municipality under Section 21 of the Fire Protection District Act, or (iii) a municipality whose obligations were taken over by a fire protection district.
    • If a person has served a municipality as a regularly enrolled volunteer, paid-on-call, or part-time firefighter for the five (5) years immediately preceding the time that the municipality begins to use full-time firefighters to provide all or part of its fire protection service.
    • If a person who turned 35 while serving as a member of the active or reserve components of any of the branches of the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard of any state, whose service was characterized as honorable or under honorable, if separated from the military, and is currently under the age of 40.
  • Have 20/20 correctable vision
  • Be certified as an EMT-Basic or a registered nurse less than two (2) years from obtaining a pre-hospital RN license
  • Have a current and valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card by the time of the written exam
  • Have obtained an Illinois EMT-P certification or be a pre-hospital RN prior to an offer of employment. (You do not need to have these certifications to test.)

Qualification Events

Candidates will be required to successfully complete qualification events as required by the Rules of the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners, such as a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), written examination, and oral interview in order to be placed on the eligibility registers for the position of firefighter/paramedic.