I am interested in becoming a Chicago Firefighter. I have visited www.cityofchicago.org, but was unable to find any information about joining, or suitable contact information.

I would like to find out information about the process of recruiting new firefighters in chicago.

Is there some kind of waiting list that you need to sign up on?
Are there preliminary tests that need to be passed?
Is there an official "Academy"? If so, what is it all about?
How are candidates selected?

Answers to any of my questions are greatly appreciated. Most importantly, I would appreciate being pointed in the direction of whom to make contact with to start the process.

Thanks in advance!