Drivers License Requirements

Drivers License Requirements

Purpose: 

This Order:

  1. Makes notification to all Department employees that driving a vehicle without a current valid Drivers License (examples: expired, suspended, revoked and improper classification) is a violation of the State of Illinois Criminal and Traffic Laws.
  2. Re-affrims Department policy regarding the incorporation of the City and State Driver requirements into administrative regulations for both on-duty and off-duty driving.
  3. Identifies reporting requirements for all employees whose Drivers License is/becomes expired, suspended or revoked.
  4. Rescinds General Order 02-003 dated July 1, 2002.
  5. Becomes effective immediately.
Policy: 
  1. The Illinois Criminal and Traffic Laws, Sections 5/6-101 provides, in general, that drivers must have a valid Illinois Drivers License or Permit to operate motor vehicles within the State of Illinois. Failure to have a proper Drivers License, while operating a vehicle, is a violation of this and other sections of the Illinois Criminal and Traffic Laws.
  2. All employees of the Chicago Fire Department shall comply with the policy provision of this order. Violation of this policy shall be an offense under the Code of Professional Conduct (General Order 92-011) subject to discipline.
  3. All employees hired as a result of the 1995 Firefighter entrance exam, as well as any employee required to drive Department vehicles or personal vehicles on Department business, shall have a current and valid Illinois Drivers License.
Procedure: 
  1. Any employee who has an expired, suspended or revoked Drivers License shall immediately report said information to his/hers supervisor, who shall promptly forward this information to his/hers supervisor, who shall promptly forward this information on a Form #2 through the chain of command.
  2. Command personnel/Chief Officers shall verify compliance with this order with all employees under their supervision who are required to drive Department vehicles and/or personal vehicles on Department business, during periodic company inspections.
  3. Company Officers, Ambulance Commanders and Paramedics in Charge shall verify compliance with this order with all employees under their supervision who are required to drive Department vehicles and/or personal vehicles on Department business, during daily inspections.
  4. Violation of this procedure shall be an offense under the Code of Professional Conduct and subject to discipline.