Elgin Board of Fire and Police Commissioners to meet, discuss firefighter testing
The revised ordinance for firefighters testing is up for review and discussion at the City of Elgin Board of Fire and Police Commissioners meeting.
The commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 18, in the second floor conference room at City Hall, 150 Dexter Court.
Changing the firefighter testing requirements has been under discussion since last year. If a firefighter position was posted before the ordinance was approved, the hiring process would be forced to follow the requirements from the previous job posting. The commissioners decided to wait for the city to approve and implement the revised ordinance before posting new firefighter positions.
The newly revised ordinance provides additional points to applicants, which are applied after the final stage of the appointment process. An applicant can accrue up to 20 points, including five points for completing two years at the Elgin Fire Cadet Academy and three points for applicants who have been residents of Elgin for a year or more.
The commissioners will also review changes in rules and regulations. Following the discussion, the board will retire to an executive session. Upon its return to an open session, the meeting will be adjourned.