Fire Department Employees in front of Firehouse and vehicles
Department Facts

Department:

City Services

 

History of Fire Department

Fire

Our Structure

Organizational Chart

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The following indicates the ranks that a firefighter or paramedic will assume through the promotional testing process developed by the Department of Personnel of the City of Chicago and adopted as a career ladder by the Chicago Fire Department:


Fire Suppression and Rescue

Battalion Chief (by examination)

Captain (by examination)

Lieutenant (by examination)

Engineer (by examination)

Firefighter

Firefighter/Paramedic

Firefighter 1st Class/Emergency Medical Technician

Firefighter Candidate/Emergency Medical Technician (one year)



Emergency Medical Services

Paramedic Field Chief (by examination)

Ambulance Commander (by examination)

Paramedic in Charge

Fire Paramedic

Fire Paramedic Candidate (one year)

 

Appointed Member

Fire Commissioner (appointed by the Mayor)



Exempt Rank Members

1st Deputy Fire Commissioner (appointed by the Fire Commissioner)

Deputy Fire Commissioner (appointed by the Fire Commissioner)

Assistant Deputy Fire Commissioner (appointed by the Fire Commissioner)

District Chief (appointed by the Fire Commissioner)

Deputy Chief Paramedic (appointed by the Fire Commissioner)

Deputy District Chief (appointed by the Fire Commissioner)

Asst. Deputy Chief Paramedic (appointed by the Fire Commissioner)