An Engineer has responsibility for the operation and knowledge of departmental apparatus, and for the safety of personnel riding on assigned apparatus, and for the proper operation of that apparatus.
To qualify for Engineer, you must have at least five years of service with UFRS and successfully complete class certificate of Fire Apparatus Engineer (FAE) and Fire Service Vehicle Operator (FSVO) either from the Illinois Fire Service Institute or accredited class that meets the standards of the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
A Lieutenant is responsible for commanding a fire company in responding to fire alarms and emergency medical calls, supervises, evaluates and trains Firefighters, inspects and maintains records, conducts inspections and public education programs, and assists in fire investigations.
To qualify for Lieutenant, you must have at least seven years of service with UFRS and be provisionally certified as an Illinois Fire Officer I within one year of promotion (depending on local class availability).
A Captain commands one or more fire companies in responding to fire alarms and emergency medical calls; supervises Firefighters, Engineers and Lieutenants, evaluates and trains Fire Fighters, Engineers, and Lieutenants on fire companies; inspects and maintains records; conducts inspections and public education programs; assists in fire investigations.
To qualify for Captain, you must have at least 10 years of service with UFRS, thee of which must be spent in the grade of Lieutenant.