Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic Testing Process

McHenry Township Fire Protection District

Part-Time Firefighter-Paramedic

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District (MTFPD) is conducting ongoing testing to develop a pool of candidates for the position of Part-Time Firefighter/Firefighter Paramedic. The MTFPD requires the FireTeam test and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), including optional ladder climb, as part of the testing process.

As needed the MTFPD will contact individuals from the pool of candidates to submit an employment application and to participate in the remainder of the testing process. At that time the District will set a deadline for the application to be submitted and for the acceptance of any previous NTN or CPAT testing.

On recommendation of the Fire Chief, part-time Firefighter/Firefighter-Paramedic positions are appointed by the Board of Trustees and are part-time, non-commissioned, non-pensioned, at-will employees of the District.

A brochure with important information regarding the position, minimum qualifications and the testing/hiring process can be downloaded here.  Please carefully review this information.

 The McHenry Township Fire Protection District utilizes the National Testing Network (NTN) for the written portion of the testing process (FireTeam test). The testing can be completed any one of NTN’s Testing Centers. Candidates can also complete the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) through NTN if they choose. For more information about the National Testing Network and to sign up for testing, visit the following link:

There is a $50 one-time application fee to establish an account with the National Testing Network. Candidates who have financial hardship can apply for assistance through NTN.

Newly hired part-time Firefighters who do not possess First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, and Basic Operations Firefighter certifications will be sent by the MTFPD to those courses at McHenry County College. As part of an Initial Training Agreement, individuals are responsible for the cost of course tuition and textbooks for these courses and will then be reimbursed over a defined period of time by the MTFPD. Complete and detailed information will be provided at the candidate orientation session.

  All information and requirements are subject to change by the MTFPD.