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    Default Benton Illinois Testing

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    Firefighting The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Benton, Illinois, is now accepting applications for the position of PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTER. The testing process will consist of an orientation, written exam, physical fitness exam, & oral interview. The testing will create an eligibility list from which future openings for the fire department will be filled. The eligibility list will be effective for 2 yrs from the date of final posting. Applications may be obtained at the office of the City Clerk, City of Benton, 500 West Main Street, P.O. Box 640, Benton, Illinois 62812. between the hours of 8 am to 4pm Mon-Fri., Phone (618) 439-6131. Deadline for submission of a completed application packet is 4:00 pm Wed, 6/3/09. The testing date for the written exam and physical fitness exam is Sat., 6/6/09.

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    Benton is a paid department???

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    Yup They sure are

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    That kinda surprises me, whatís the population? I actually use to go down there a lot as all my xís family was from Benton and West Frankfort, havenít been in years but still have some friends there.

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    not positive on population but the 2000 census said 6880 , so it is probably pretty close to that

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    The Benton Fire Department is a combination department of 6 Career Firefighters, 1 Chief, and 15 Paid-on-Call Firefighters. There is 1 station which responds to all fire calls within city limits and automatic mutual aid for 2 departments. It is a fire only house with 1 1995 Seagrave 2000 pump/2000 tank pumper/tanker, 1 2006 Crimson Rear Mount Pumper/ Heavy Rescue, 1 1986 Towers 55 ft Aerial, and a 1976 Seagrave reserve pumper. In 2008, there were approx 250 calls.

    The Benton Fire Dept. will likely have 2 positions with the possibility of 3 open to hire from this list. The starting salary for 2009 is 38,089.48. Applications can be picked up at the Benton City Hall until June 3.

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    250 calls in 365 days for almost 40K.... sounds like a cake job to me. I can't believe they don't try to expand their poc base before they hire full time.

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    Is there a residency requirement? Do you know what physical test is used? Are extra points given for EMT or Paramedic? Thanks!

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    I'm going to say no to the extra points as previously stated they are a fire-only house and do not run any medicals.

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    Military Veterans, and College graduates with an Associates degree in Criminal Justice, Emergency Medicine or fire Science or a 4 year degree will get you 5 points.

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    Did anyone know about a residency requirement? Thanks!

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    Has anyone picked up an app for this department? I was curious as to what the physical test consists of...

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