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Division Chief of Fire Prevention and Public Education
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 Division Chief of Fire Prevention and Public Education 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. This robust response area is served by two fire stations with a combined daily staffing compliment of seven firefighters. Our dedicated staff consists of a total combination of 20 career, 5 part-time, and 35 paid-on-premise/call personnel who had the honor of answering more than 2,100 emergency calls for service in 2015, a figure which has increased by nearly 40% over the last five years.

The Division Chief of Fire Prevention and Public Education is responsible for overseeing all aspects of risk reduction service delivery including fire and life safety code compliance and enforcement, public education, community outreach, 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 an associate's degree in fire protection or a related field from an accredited college or university (bachelor's degree preferred), and certification with the State of Wisconsin (or the ability to obtain certification within eight months of hire) as a Firefighter II, Fire Officer I, Fire Inspector I, Driver / Operator-Pumper, as well as State of Wisconsin or National Registry EMT or higher. Knowledge and experience in the areas of fire and life safety inspections, code enforcement, building construction, fire protection systems, as well as public education and social media is required. Candidates must have demonstrated leadership experience at the rank of Lieutenant or higher with command-level experience preferred.

Interested applicants must submit their resume and employment application no later than July 1, 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 and reference checks, and a medical pre-employment physical screening. Starting Salary of $65,134 - $67,716 DOQ, Town Benefits Package, and an assigned fire department vehicle are provided. The anticipated starting date for this position is August of 2016.

The Town of Grand Chute is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Fire Chief
Holmen Area Fire Department

HOLMEN, Wisconsin (18,000 residents within the Fire District). Starting salary $55,000+ DOQ. The Holmen Area Fire Department (HAFD) is a three community District serving the Village of Holmen, the Town of Holland and the Town of Onalaska, in northern La Crosse County. The Department seeks an experienced full-time Fire Chief to lead its Fire Department, consisting of two full time fire engineers/inspectors, one assistant chief and approximately 35 volunteers providing both fire service and EMS service. The Fire Chief is appointed by and responsible to the Holmen Area Fire Board, made up of two representatives of each municipality. The successful candidate will be proficient in overseeing and ensuring the community’s fire suppression, handling of hazardous materials, promotion of fire prevention activities and public education, completing fire investigation services and EMS service, with an approximate annual department budget of $500,000. Outstanding leadership and communication skills with special focus in personnel and financial management are essential.

The progressive Holmen area is the fastest growing community in western Wisconsin, located amongst the Mississippi River’s beautiful bluffs and waterways, approximately 120 miles northwest of Madison and 150 miles southeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and boasting an outstanding quality of life! The Department has an ISO ratting of _5_, and responded to 171 fire calls and 654 EMS calls, totaling 825 calls for service in 2015. Preferred candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Services, Fire Science, Public Administration or a related discipline, and have a minimum of five to eight years increasingly responsible experience in fire service management, with solid experience in managing a volunteer fire department. The HAFD may consider 10+ years of experience in fire-fighting and EMS including 5 years of supervisory experience in place of educational requirements.

To apply, please submit the following: Cover letter, Resume, Job Application, and five professional references to Chuck Olson, Secretary, Holmen Area Fire Board, P.O. Box 92, Holmen, WI 54636 or via email to The job description and application materials can be found on For consideration, a complete application must be received by July 15, 2016.

Fire Chief
City of Eau Claire

The City of Eau Claire is seeking an individual qualified to lead the Eau Claire Fire Department consisting of 97 employees and an annual budget of 11 million dollars.

Candidates for the position should possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in fire administration, management or related field, preferably supplemented by current management level training including the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program or equivalent certification. A master's degree is preferred. To qualify, the candidate should have at least ten years of progressively responsible municipal fire department experience, of which at least four years must be in a supervisory capacity. Experience should include fire suppression, fire investigation, EMS, budgeting, supervision, planning, disaster preparedness, personnel administration, labor relations and community relations. Experience in a city with a major university is desirable.

Salary range is $97,056 to $113,049 annually, with the potential for additional performance based pay, plus an excellent benefit package. Application deadline is June 29, 2016. The application and related information is available online at the City of Eau Claire website, If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department, 203 S. Farwell Street, P.O. Box 5148, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-839-4921. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

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