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Full Time Time Firefighter/Advanced EMT
DeFroest Area Fire and EMS 

The DeForest Area Fire and EMS is currently seeking a qualified and dedicated individual for one (1) full time firefighter/Advanced EMT position. This position serves as a primary FF/EMT for all emergency calls within the DeForest Area Fire Protection District during scheduled shift hours (16-hour shift rotation).

In addition to responding to incidents, this position also performs day-to-day assigned tasks as directed by the Department Chief. These tasks include, but are not limited to: public education, assist with fire inspections, light equipment maintenance, equipment ordering and stocking, various administrative duties, report writing and data entry.

Position requirements include: minimum of 2 years' experience as a FF/Advanced EMT, IFSAC accredited Firefighter I and Driver/Operator, all NIMS required courses, valid driver's license and good driving record. Candidate must be able to maintain a positive work environment within a combination department setting.

Position includes benefits and starting salary of $18.23/hr. Interested applicants must submit an application (, resume, and list of references by close of business on August 19, 2016. Submit to the Deforest Area Fire and EMS Department, Attn: Chief LaFeber, 305 E. Holum St., DeForest, WI 53532.

Fulltime EMT
Village of McFarland

The Village of McFarland Fire & Rescue Department is seeking a fulltime EMT. We are seeking a highly motivated professional with experience working as an Advanced EMT or higher. The fulltime EMTs function in all capacities on the Ambulance crew including the positions of crew chief, driver, and mentor. The individual must also demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills as the position interacts with various members throughout the community. The work schedule is 24/48 rotating schedule with overtime as needed/required. Starting pay is $36,355/year and increases to $39,182/year after one year plus excellent benefit package. Duties include perform EMS care at medical and fire scenes, perform routine maintenance of Dept. equipment/vehicles, perform public education. Additional clerical duties include provides general clerical support functions, including word processing, data entry, desktop publishing, filing, photocopying, distributing mail, assists with Department record keeping creation, processing and filing, screens and routes calls, and refers visitors to appropriate personnel. Additional cleaning duties include sweep, vacuum, mop, and dust Municipal Facility, empty trash and recycling receptacles, clean/sanitize restrooms, and replenish cleaning supplies. Other additional duties may be assigned by the Fire & Rescue Chief and include possible ancillary firefighting. 

Applicants will be require to have the following qualifications at time of appointment valid Wisconsin Driver’s License, Wisconsin licensed Advanced EMT or Higher, Health Care Provider CPR Certified and 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 include three years’ experience as EMS professional, previous experience as a fulltime EMT in a combination EMS / Fire Department, Wisconsin Emergency Services Instructor I and Wisconsin Firefighter I certification. 

Application deadline is August 19, 2016 at 4 p.m. and submitted to Fire & Rescue Chief Chris Dennis at or mailed to McFarland Fire & Rescue – Fulltime EMT Position, P.O. Box 110, McFarland WI, 53558-0110. Applications can be obtained at, calling 608-838-3278 or email

Fire Chief
Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District 

The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) is seeking its next Fire Chief to lead the Fire District.  The Fire District provides fire and emergency medical services to the residents of the Village of Elburn, Village of Lilly Lake, Village of Virgil, Village of Campton Hills, unincorporated Kane County and multiple large subdivisions such as Mill Creek and the Windings along with many others. ECFPD provides several other services, which include but are not limited to fire prevention, fire investigation, public education, rural water supply operations, an Explorer Program and specialized rescue that includes: confined space, trench rescue and hazardous materials.  The Fire Chief is appointed by and reports directly to the Board of Trustees.  The Fire District has a budget of $8.3M with 30 full time and 39 part-time employees.  Candidates should have thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression and prevention and emergency medical services principals, practices, techniques, and equipment.  Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration, personnel and collective bargaining policies and practices, staff supervision, evaluation and professional development is highly desirable.  Well-developed communication skills and the proven ability to exhibit a collaborative, welcoming approach with elected officials, residents, the business community, and employees are necessary. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in fire science, public administration, or a closely related field and ten years of Fire or Emergency Medical Service work experience, of which three years must have been equivalent to a Battalion Chief or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Salary $130,000+/- DOQ with excellent benefits.  Send résumé, cover letter, and contact information for five professional references by September 9, 2016 to attention Sarah McKee, Vice President, GovHR USA. TEL: 847/867-5151; 

Fire Chief
Village of Sussex 

The Village of Sussex (population 10,700) is seeking its next Fire Chief to lead the Sussex Fire Department. The Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical services to the Sussex community and mutual aid to the surrounding area. Sussex Fire Department also provides other services, not limited to: fire inspection, fire prevention, fire and life safety code compliance and public education & outreach programs. The Fire Chief is appointed by the Fire Commission and reports to the Village Administrator & Fire Commission. The Fire Department has a combination of full time staff (3, including the Chief), part time staff (7, 12-hour shifts per week) and paid on call staff (budgeted for a maximum of 65 members) and has an annual operating budget of $1.2 million. Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of modern fire suppression techniques, prevention and emergency medical services principals, practices, techniques and equipment. Considerable knowledge of budget preparation and administration, personnel management, staff supervision, evaluation and professional development is highly desirable. Well-developed communication and customer service skills and a proven ability to collaborate, maintain a welcoming approach with the public, staff, the business community and elected officials. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in fire science or closely related field and 10 years of Fire or Emergency Medical Service work experience, 7 of which must be in a supervisory position. Qualified candidates will have: EMT-Basic and Fire Fighter II certification as well as a valid WI Driver’s license. Salary of $80,000 - $95,000, DOQ. Application details and additional information are available on the Village’s website at Apply by September 19. The Village is an equal opportunity employer. 

Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal 
Grand Chute, Wisconsin 

The Town of Grand Chute, Wisconsin is seeking a highly motivated, progressive, and technically proficient fire service leader for the position of Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal with the Grand Chute Fire Department. 

The Grand Chute Fire Department provides all-hazard emergency response and risk reduction services to a population of 21,909 Fox Valley residents occupying a twenty-three, square-mile area. In addition to a diverse distribution of single and multi-family dwellings, business, and industry, Grand Chute is home to the Fox River Mall and retail corridor, as well as the Fox Valley Technical College bringing the estimated daytime population to approximately 70,000. 

The Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal is responsible for overseeing all aspects of risk reduction service delivery including fire and life safety code compliance and enforcement, public education, community outreach, fire investigation and also serves as the designated public information officer (PIO). This position maintains operational responsibility through rotation within the department’s Duty Chief Program, providing command officer emergency response coverage. 

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in fire protection, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university, and certification with the State of Wisconsin (or the ability to obtain certification within eight months of hire, see reciprocity information here) as Firefighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector I, Driver / Operator-Pumper. State of Wisconsin or National Registry EMT license or higher. Knowledge and experience in the areas of fire and life safety inspections, code enforcement, fire investigations, building construction, fire protection systems, public education and social media. The candidate must have command-level experience at the rank of Lieutenant or higher. 

Interested applicants must submit their resume and employment application no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday September 9, 2016. The position description and application packet can be found at The hiring process will include an application review, command-level assessment center, oral interview, background investigation and a medical pre-employment physical. Starting Salary of $67,408-71,922 DOQ, Town Benefits Package, and an assigned fire department vehicle are provided. The anticipated starting date for this position is November of 2016. 

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