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Manhattan Fire Protection District | 100 Park Road P.O. Box 65 | Manhattan, IL 60442

  • Proudly serving Manhattan, Peotone, and Wilton Center

Part-time FF/PM or FF/EMT-B

Part-Time Employment
Posted November 1, 2023

A FF/PM or FF/EMT-B performs duties in the areas of emergency medical, fire suppression, hazardous material, specialized technical rescue responses, fire prevention, and public education activities. These duties are above average in physical and mental difficulty. The FF/PM, and FF/EMT-Bs are expected to maintain themselves and all equipment in an “at ready status” to respond. Responses will be at all hours of the day and night and in all types of weather. The FF/PM, FF/EMT-Bs position involves considerable public contact, preparation of thorough and complete written reports, reading comprehension, and public speaking. FF/PMs, FF/EMT-Bs are scheduled 24 hours on duty followed by 48 hours off duty.


  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be certified Firefighter II or Basic Operations Firefighter with the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal
  • Be IDPH licensed EMT-B; Paramedic preferred, with the ability to test into the Silver Cross EMS System
  • Have a valid Illinois Class B non-CDL Driver’s License
  • Not have felony convictions


  • New hires will be required to meet all department training and education requirements
  • New hires will be responsible for patient care and completing all necessary patient care report forms
  • New hires will perform interior and exterior structural firefighting operations
  • New hires will be required to become familiar with district vehicles, operations, and Sliver Cross SMO’s and MFPD policy and procedures
  • New hires will work as part of the Districts Public Education Program
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Firefighter/EMT-B Starting Pay: $19.00
  • Firefighter/Paramedic Starting Pay: $21.000
  • Preference points are available for part-time employees when testing for full-time employment
  • An incentive for years of experience
  • New Hires can work up to 204 hours in 27 days (This does not include department training time or call-back time during major events)
  • Paid holidays (time and a half)
  • Free Continuing Education and training opportunities (IDPH and OSFM certification classes)
  • Optional 457B Retirement program

   The selection process will include the following:

  • Oral interview
  • Background check, including references
  • Pre-employment medical evaluation, including vision and other requirements, in accordance with the most current National Fire Protection Association Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Districts (NFPA 1582)

   To apply:

In-person at:

Manhattan Fire Protection District
100 South Park Rd.
Manhattan, IL 60447

The application should be submitted to the following:
Deputy Chief David Piper

The completed application and required documents can be dropped off at Manhattan Fire Protection District, 

Station 81, 100 So. Park Rd, Manhattan, IL 60442, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 AM – 4 PM.