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of Events



& Reports

 Mayor &
City Council



Apr 26, 2014 8:00 AM
Nancy Tragarz Annual Spring Clean-up

Apr 26, 2014 9:00 AM
Watertown Clean Up

May 04, 2014
Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 05, 2014
Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 05, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

May 19, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

May 26, 2014
City Offices Closed - Memorial Day

May 26, 2014 1:00 PM
Memorial Day

Jun 02, 2014 6:30 PM
City Council Meeting

Jun 14, 2014 7:00 AM
Picker's Paradise - Street Sale



Career Development

The East Moline Fire Department believes that every employee should have the right, and means to succeed in their chosen career path.  The make career advancement accessible to all, several programs and educational opportunities have been identified.  These programs generally fall into one of the three following areas:



    • Promotion Incentives:


      • The East Moline Fire Department awards "Ascertained Merit" points to individuals that wish to be promoted to the positions of: Fire Inspector, Lieutenant, and Captain.  This component comprises 20% of the individual's total promotion score.  The awards are based on obtaining the certifications in the below table:


  • Fire Fighter Three

2.5 points

  • Fire Officer One

5 points max

Each course required for certification will be worth 1 point

  • Fire Apparatus Engineer

3 points

  • Fire Officer Two

5 points max

Each course required for certification will be worth 1 ¼ points

  • Associate's Degree

2 points

  • Bachelor's Degree

Or in lieu of an Associate's Degree:

4.5 points

Points awarded for Associate's or Bachelor's degrees are not cumulative


    • Upper Level Education Programs:


      • Black Hawk College Fire Service Officer Associate Degree, http://www.bhc.edu/index.asp?NID=452)- For several years the East Moline Fire Department has supported Upper Level Education opportunities for our employees.  The East Moline Fire Department Training Officer regularly participates in meetings as a member of the Black Hawk College Advisory Committee.  This committee advises Black Hawk College representatives on curriculum and scheduling issues related to the Fire Service Officer – Associate in Applied Science Degree Program.  This 64 semester hour program is very tightly meshed with Illinois OSFM requirements for Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II.  This allows firefighters the opportunity to use classes for State certifications, and to satisfy upper level degree programs.


      • Western Illinois University Bachelor of Arts Degree (Fire Administration or Fire Prevention), http://www.wiu.edu/SES/fireservice.shtml - For those students who seek an undergraduate Baccalaureate degree,  Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois, has partnered with the National Fire Academy to offer the Board of Trustees – Bachelor of Arts, Degrees at a Distance Program.  This bachelor's degree program is 120 semester hours in length, and will recognize all, or most, of the hours obtained in the Black Hawk College Associate's Degree program.  All of the fire service classes have been developed by the National Fire Academy for distance delivery.  These classes can be taken as degree seeking students, or non-degree seeking status.  Completion of NFA classes results in a printed certificate from the Academy for each class taken.

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