About Us



The Cary Fire Protection District is a combination Full-Time and Paid on Call “POC” (Part-Time) Department.

We are currently accepting applications to fill available Paid On Call positions.  In order to be considered you must submit your application no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018.  Testing for the positions will be held at the end of August. 

Full-Time Firefighter Paramedic testing processes are held as needed.   Currently we do not have any Full-Time positions available.

Current Openings


The Cary Fire Protection District is seeking applications for the position of full-time Fire Chief effective on January 1, 2019.  The District protects an 18 square mile territory with 6 paid full-time members, 2 clerical positions, and about 60 part-time/POC members.  Candidates for the position of Fire Chief must have a minimum of 15 years’ experience in the fire service, 5 years’ experience as a chief officer, and good moral character. Previous experience as a chief officer in a combination full-time/part-time fire department is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates possessing Illinois OSFM Fire Officer certifications and/or educational degrees in fire service management or a related field. Candidates for hire may be required to interview with the Board of Trustees of the District and demonstrate their oral and written ability for the position.

The new chief will be required to reside within the boundaries of the District within one year of hire.  The salary to be paid will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience, and the District provides participation in its Article 4 pension fund and an excellent benefits package. Email letters of interest, along with resumes and two letters of recommendation to the Cary Fire Protection District to the following email address:  CaryFireChief@ottosenbritz.com. No phone calls or faxes please.  The deadline for submittals is 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2018.

The Cary Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are currently accepting applications to fill available Paid On Call positions.  Applications must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm, Friday, August 3, 2018.  Testing will be held at the end of August. 

Part-Time Firefighter and Firefighter-Paramedic positions are non-commissioned, non-pensioned and 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.