(70 ILCS 705/16.07) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 37.07)
    Sec. 16.07. Additional credit or points.
    (a) All persons who, when this amendatory Act takes effect, are, or have been, full-time paid officers or members of the fire department of such fire protection district or of a regularly constituted full-time paid fire department of any municipality which shall be or shall have subsequently been included within the boundaries of any fire protection district now or hereafter organized shall be given an additional credit in the examination provided for in Section 16.06 of two per cent (2%) (on basis of 100%) for each twelve months or fraction thereof of such service in the department for which said person is being examined.
    (b) All persons who, on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1993, have been paid-on-call certified firefighters II, paramedics, or any combination of the foregoing, of the fire protection district or municipality shall be awarded one-half point for each year of successful service in one or more of those capacities, up to a maximum of 5 points at the time of initial hire. Certified firefighters III shall be awarded one point per year to a maximum of 5 points. Applicants from outside the fire protection district or municipality who were employed as full-time firefighters by another fire protection district or municipality for at least 2 years shall have the same preference as paid-on-call personnel. These additional points presuppose a rating scale totalling 100 points available for initial hire. If more or fewer points are used in the rating scale for initial hire, the points awarded under this subsection shall be revised so that the points awarded for each year of successful paid-on-call service shall be equal to 0.01 times the total points available.
    No person entitled to additional points for paid-on-call service under this subsection shall be required to claim that preference or credit before an examination is held. The preference shall be given after the posting or publication of the eligibility list or at the written request of a person before any certification or appointments are made from the eligibility register. To qualify for the preference, applicants who are eligible for paid-on-call credit under this subsection shall make a claim for that credit, in writing, within 10 days after the posting of the eligibility list, or the claim shall be deemed waived. Upon request by the board of fire commissioners, the board of trustees shall certify to the board of fire commissioners, within 10 days of the request, the number of years of successful paid-on-call service of any person. A candidate may not receive preference points for a certificate if the amount of points awarded would place the candidate before a veteran on the eligibility list.
(Source: P.A. 88-440.)