The Woodstock Fire/Rescue District is a combination department, employing both full-time and part-time firefighter/paramedic/EMT's.


In order to be considered for cadet, applicants must be a licensed EMT or paramedic in good standing with the State of Illinois. National Registry Paramedics may apply for employment but will be required to obtain Illinois licensure prior to beginning employment. Cadets must also be able to attend the Basic Operations Firefighter Class starting in Spring 2022.

As a member of the WFRD Cadet Program, you will gain an understanding of the field of firefighting as a whole, and experience the day-to-day life of a firefighter/paramedic. Cadets are allowed to train with firefighters, and ride along as an observer on incident calls.

Basic Requirements:
  • 18 years old

  • Valid Illinois Drivers license

  • EMT-B

Testing Process:
  • Written exam

  • Physical

  • Interview

  • Background and reference check

  • Medical evaluation

  • 24 Hours a week (volunteer position)

  • Affiliation with a Department for enrollment in Basic Operations Firefighter

Don't miss our upcoming test on December 4th, 2021 at 8:00AM!

Download your application and return it to 435 E. Judd Street or email us at

We must have your form no later than December 3rd at 4:00PM for consideration in the program.