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Industrial Firefighter - Shift Lieutenant - Steel Mill

Allied Universal

Burns Harbor, IN

Industrial Firefighter Shift Lieutenant - Steel Mill

Talentify

Burns Harbor, IN

Firefighter Paramedic

Kurtz Ambulance

Crete Township, IL

Industrial Firefighter - Steel Mill

Allied Universal

Burns Harbor, IN

Industrial Firefighter - Steel Mill

Talentify

Burns Harbor, IN

Industrial Firefighter Shift Captain - Steel Mill

Allied Universal

Burns Harbor, IN

Industrial Firefighter - Steel Mill

Allied Universal

Burns Harbor, IN

Industrial Firefighter - Shift Lieutenant - Steel Mill

Allied Universal

Burns Harbor, IN

Chicago Firefighter Jobs Overview

If you're thinking about a career fighting fires and saving businesses, homes, people, and pets, are you ready to become a plumber, electrician, mechanic, psychologist, and EMT, too? Firefighters can be called on to do all those things when they respond to fires, floods, and other disasters. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association, of all the fire department calls in the U.S., less than 4% of them are actually for fire. Responding to medical emergencies, false alarms, mutual aid, and hazardous materials are all part of firefighter jobs.

A firefighter's schedule is not a standard 9 to 5. Firefighters usually work on call at a fire station for 24 hours straight, followed by 48 to 72 hours off duty. While on duty, you'll eat and sleep at the fire station and respond to calls for fires, medical emergencies, car accidents, and more. Between calls, you'll clean the fire station and vehicles, participate in fitness training, conduct drills, and write reports about that day's calls.

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About Working in Chicago, Illinois

If you're going to Chicago to experience "da Bears," deep-dish pizza, and windy streets, native Chicagoans say "fogetta 'bout it!" While these have made Chicago famous, you'll find many locals eating thin-crust, tavern-style pie. Plus, the city isn't on any list of the windiest cities in the U.S.—a local newspaper named it "The Windy City" after the Chicago elite's propensity toward boastfulness and self-promotion. And while the Chicago jobs list (hit jobs, that is) includes notorious mobsters from Chicago like Al Capone, John Dillinger, and Baby Face Nelson, linguists are noticing that the "Chicago accent" is disappearing.

However, there's a reason Condé Nast Traveler has named Chicago the "best big city in the U.S." Chicago is home to top universities, including Northwestern University, Wheaton College, and Valparaiso. And if you're looking for Chicago jobs, you can relocate to any one of the city's unique neighborhoods, such as North Center with its cozy Irish pubs and breweries or Uptown, the lively entertainment district. For those who want to live further out from the city, you can also find jobs in popular suburbs including Cicero, Oak Park, and Evanston.

Update Your Chicago Firefighter Resume

You'll need a resume that details your training and experience to apply for firefighter jobs. If you need to create your first resume or brush up the one you have, we've got a firefighter resume sample that includes the key components of a firefighter resume. We've also put together a firefighter cover letter to send with that resume. Use these samples as templates and follow our step-by-step guidelines to create the perfect application package.

How Much Do Firefighter Jobs Pay in Chicago, Illinois?

Got money on your mind? You should! Make sure you’re getting paid what you’re worth. Our Salary Tools can help you understand what you can expect to make in firefighter jobs in Chicago, Illinois, as well as the skills that can boost your value and what the next steps in your career might be. Right now, the median firefighter pay in Chicago is $54,725 per year, which is 20% higher than the national average.

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