The Cary Fire Protection District is a combination Full-Time and Paid on Call “POC” (Part-Time) Department. Applications for POC (Part-Time) positions are accepted on an ongoing basis, and testing for these positions is held as needed.

Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic testing processes are held as needed. At this time, no testing for Full-Time positions is scheduled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Cary Fire Protection District provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Current Openings

Applications for Paid On Call (POC) Firefighter /Paramedics and (POC) Firefighter/EMT’s are accepted on an ongoing basis. Part-time Firefighter/Firefighter-Paramedic positions are part time, non-commissioned, non-pensioned, at-will employees of the District.

General requirements:

  • High school diploma, G.E.D. certificate or equivalent.
  • Legal resident of the United States of America.
  • Be 19 years of age or older
  • Residency – legal documentation of residency including drivers license will be required at time of application
  • Reside within the boundaries of the CFPD at the time of application.
  • Possess valid Illinois Drivers License
  • Be capable of reading, speaking and writing in the English language
  • Meet knowledge, health and physical qualifications established by the District
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Pass a pre-employment medical exam and drug test
  • Exhibit good moral character, temperate personal habits and show evidence of an industrious work ethic

Applications can be downloaded below, or picked up at Station 1, 400 Cary Algonquin Rod., Cary, IL, 60013

Applications can be emailed, or dropped off  at Station 1, 400 Cary Algonquin Road, Cary, email: info@caryfire.com

For additional information, please contact the headquarters office at 847-639-2121.

  • Download and Print Application
    Application can be mailed to or dropped off at the following location:

    Cary Protection Fire District
    400 Cary-Algonquin Road
    Cary, Illinois 60013

Are you a 16- 19 year old searching for a rewarding career?

The CFPD Cadet Program is for in-district students, from 16 to 19 years of age, who are interested in exploring the emergency fire or medic service fields as a career. This is an ongoing program, and application to the program can be made throughout the year.

As a member of the CFPD Cadet Program, you will gain an understanding of the field of firefighting as a whole, and experience a taste of the day-to-day life of a firefighter/paramedic. Cadets are allowed to train with firefighters, and ride along, where appropriate, as an observer on incident calls.

Cadets meet on the first Sunday morning of each month and can attend all department training.