Job Postings

Full-time EMT
Village of McFarland, WI

The McFarland Fire & Rescue Department is seeking candidates for immediate hiring and an eligibility list for full-time EMT. The Department currently has one vacancy for a 24 Hour EMT. The full-time EMTs function in all capacities of the ambulance crew including the positions of crew chief, driver, and mentor. Additionally, fulltime EMTs are assigned ancillary tasks within the Fire & Rescue Department that include equipment readiness checks, clerical, maintenance, cleaning, fire inspections, and other assigned tasks. Occasionally additional tasks may be assigned to support other Village Departments outside of the Fire & Rescue Department.

McFarland Fire & Rescue Department provides EMS and fire protection services to approximately 10,000 citizens in the Village of McFarland, the northeast area of the Town of Dunn, and the west area of the Town of Pleasant Springs. The protection district is approximately 15 square miles includes portions of four lakes. The Department is a combination department with a fulltime Chief, five fulltime Advanced EMT’s, one fulltime Fire Inspector/Public Education Specialist and over sixty paid-on-call employees. The Department operates a fleet of 14 vehicles including two ambulances at the Advanced EMT level. In 2017, the Department had a total of 1,211 calls with 813 EMS calls and 398 fire calls.

The current vacant position is a 24 Hour EMT that works a 24/48 hour rotating schedule. The normal start time for the position 6:00 am and is required to work overtime as needed to ensure ambulance coverage. The approximate starting annual salary for the 24 Hour EMT is $39,893 with an increase to $41,893 on January 1st, 2019 and $43,182 after one year. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, income continuation, State of Wisconsin retirement (protected), vacation, sick, and paid holidays.

Required qualifications (at time of appointment): Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, Wisconsin Licensed Advanced EMT or Higher, Health Care Provider CPR Certified, Legible writing, reasonable writing/documentation skills and the ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Image Trend, and Firehouse.

While not required, other useful qualifications: Three years’ experience as EMS professional, previous experience as a fulltime EMT in a combination EMS/Fire Department, American Heart Association CPR Instruction Certification, Wisconsin Emergency Services Instructor I, Wisconsin Firefighter I certification, Wisconsin Pump Operator Certification, and Wisconsin Fire Inspector I certification.

Application deadline is Monday, April 16th, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Complete instructions and application packets can be obtained at employment at, phone 608- 838-3278 or email For more information contact Chief Chris Dennis at 608-838-3278 or

Asst. Chief
Holmen Area Fire Department


HOLMEN AREA FIRE DEPARTMENT (HAFD): HAFD is a local agency under the direction of the Holmen Area Fire Association Board, which proudly serves the communities of the Town of Holland, Town of Onalaska, and Village of Holmen. It is a progressive combination department comprised of 5 full-time employees (FTEs) and 18 part-time employees (PTEs), responsible for 96+ square miles and a population of over 20,000. The department averages approximately 1,000 responses a year, of which 75 percent are medical, and is an active member of MABAS Division 134. Due to the projected growth and development of the area, it recently (2016) reorganized and has set a new course of direction in fulfilling its 10-year strategic plan.

POSITION: This position will manage and supervise full-time and part-time members and will assist in planning, directing, and managing the activities and operations of the fire department including fire suppression, hazardous material mitigation, fire prevention, life safety code compliance, public safety education, emergency medical services, emergency management, and administrative support services. In addition, this position will assist in coordinating assigned activities with other departments and support agencies and will serve as acting Fire Chief in the absence of the Fire Chief. The position will provide quality and responsive executive level support to top management. Successful candidate must reside within a 10 minute response time to the station no later than 6 months after official start date.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: Fire Protection; Emergency Management; Emergency Medical; Business Management; Public Administration; and/or other related fields. Five to seven years as a full-time firefighter with at least three years experience in a supervisory capacity working with an organized and part-time labor force. Must be state Fire Officer II and Fire Inspector I certified (equilvalents will be considered) and have completed ICS 300/400, Safety Officer, and HAZMAT Technician courses.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Knowledgeable of National (NFPA) and Wisconsin (DSPS) standards; ability to deal with detailed administrative and fire ground challenges; experience in resource management and budgeting; proficient with computers and programs; and ability to facilitate excellent oral and written communications. Must be able to provide strong leadership within a combination department experiencing major change caused by rapid growth and development.

SALARY RANGE and DEADLINE: $70,000 to $80,000 with excellent benefits, Depending on Qualifications (DOQ). Please submit Cover Letter and Resume by mail or email (, No Later Than (NLT) Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:00 pm.

Watertown Fire Dept.

The Watertown Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic with the City of Watertown. The Watertown Fire Department is looking for energetic personnel that are dedicated to providing public service in areas of fire protection, emergency medical services, fire prevention, and public education. Starting salary for a firefighter/paramedic is $50,201 per year.

The Watertown Fire Department is a combination fire department with a service area of 101 square miles covering approximately 30,000 citizens. The fire department operates out of one station which is staffed with a maximum of 8 personnel working 24 hour shifts.  The Watertown Fire Department responds to both city and rural emergency calls, uses a two paramedic service, and ran 2652 emergency calls in 2017.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License
  • Graduated from High School or have equivalency
  • Pass written test and interview process
  • Pass all medical and psychological requirements

Requirements at Time of Hire:

  • Wisconsin Firefighter II certification (or ability to obtain Wisconsin certification through reciprocity)
  • Wisconsin Paramedic license (or ability to obtain Wisconsin licensure through reciprocity)
  • Passed CPAT testing process

Apply At:

City of Watertown Website to download application and instructions. Application Deadline is May 18, 2018.


  • Application Deadline; Friday May 18, 2018
  • Written Test; Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 6 pm
  • Oral Interviews; the during the week of June 4, 2018


Please direct all questions pertaining to the application process to Fire Chief Kraig Biefeld at or by calling 920-261-3610

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