Fire Department Hiring

The 2016 Hiring Process is now closed.  All applications are currently be reviewed by the Fire Chiefs.  All candidates will receive a letter in the mail by February 26th.  Any candidate that does not receive a letter in the mail by February 26th should call us immediately.  The subsequent steps in the hiring process as well as dates/times will be spelled out in the letter.  Please review our ‘CPAT Test’ tab at the top of this page for dates and times of our Practice CPAT sessions as well as our official testing dates.  A CPAT registration form is required by all candidates and will become available after all letters have been sent out.  Call or email with questions.

Welcome to the 2016 Regional Fire Department Hiring Process


This year’s hiring process is completely paperless. Please review the material contained on this website to ensure a successful application. If you have any questions pertaining to the hiring process or the CPAT exam, please contact us.



Understand the Requirements

Prepare & Scan Required Materials

All certifications, licensures, and documents are highly encouraged to be scanned so they can be attached to your application. You will need to scan and save your documents prior to starting your application. If you do not scan and attach your documents, a department may request hard copies of them later in the process.

Documents to scan:

  • State Driver’s License

  • DD214 if you are claiming Veterans Preference

  • Resume

  • Proof of certifications and licensures

  • Any other employment related documents

Set Aside Some Time?

The application is very detailed. You will be able to save your application and come back at a later date to finish it. However,  once you submit your application, you will not be able to revise or alter the information. Make sure the application is filled out completely and accurately before submitting.

Have Access to a Printer Before You Start

It is highly recommended that you print your application for your records. You will be given the opportunity to print the application after submitting.


Contact Information

Jeff Dykes
Fire Department Hiring Process Coordinator
Chippewa Valley Technical College
3623 Campus Road
Eau Claire, WI 54703

(715) 855-7529


The Regional Fire Department Hiring Process is held at the CVTC Emergency Services Education Center. View directions.