The Working Environment

The Bradley Fire Department is located in the heart of the Village of Bradley. Housed in the municipal Center, the department facilities include a day room, the apparatus room, bunk room, offices, and a new communications center.

The Department

The Bradley Fire Department consists of the Operations Division, which provides emergency services to those in need. In addition, the Fire prevention bureau works with area businesses, schools, and residents to promote fire safety in the community, and to assure compliance with established fire prevention codes.

The Emergency Medical Services division is staffed by trained paramedics and provides both basic and advanced life support services.

The Training Division provides ongoing training in all areas of operations of the department and is staffed with 12 state certified instructors.

Apparatus and Equipment

Presently, the department runs with three engine companies, one truck company, one medium duty rescue, and two ALS ambulances. The department also houses the vehicles for the Kankakee County Tactical Rescue Team. The department also has two command vehicles and a transportation vehicle used by members to attend training programs, etc.


  • 21 years of age (19 if applicant has two years of fire science studies)
  • High School graduate or possess a GED
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be of good moral character

Successful completion of the following will also be required:

  • Written examination
  • Physical agility exam
  • Background exam
  • Oral interview
  • Psychological testing
  • Polygraph examination
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical exam
  • Successful completion of State Certified Fire-fighter II course
  • Successful completion of State Certified EMT-B and State Certified Paramedic training
  • Establish village residence within six months

The Village of Bradley is an EOE employer.

Go to the Public Safety Recruitment website for testing and employment information.