SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers have asked Gov. Pat Quinn to make the firefighter certification process easier for the state’s military members.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and other lawmakers urged the Chicago Democrat to let military members and veterans with firefighter training to forego the state’s certification process. Current rules require those with military certifications to take written tests and practical exams.
According to Kirk’s office, at least 38 states nationwide offer this trade off – including Iowa, Missouri and Indiana. Â Continued….Â