Fire Department Hiring

CVTC helps local WI fire departments find quality candidates to hire.  This page is dedicated to helping those candidates qualify, apply, and ultimately get hired by one of our full-time partnering fire departments.  Applications can be filled out year around and individual fire departments will interview and hire as needs arise.  Please review all of the information on this website before applying to any of our partnering fire departments.


Feel free to call/email Jeff Dykes at 715-855-7529 with any questions or concerns.



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Understand the Requirements

  • You must have a valid CPAT certificate dated within the last 12 months to be considered for employment.  If you do not have a valid CPAT certificate, check out the CPAT tab on this website for more information. (Some departments will offer employment prior to obtaining a CPAT certification.  Contact the Hiring Process Coordinator for more information)
  • You must have a valid Ergometrics FireTEAM exam score dated within the last 12 months to be considered for employment.  If you do not have a valid FireTEAM exam score, you can register for the test under the Ergometrics tab on this website.
  • Review and understand the unique requirements for each department you are applying to.  Not meeting the minimum requirements may lead to your application being rejected

Prepare & Scan Required Materials

All resumes, 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

  • Cover Letter (1 for all FD’s; cover letter should NOT be department specific)
  • Proof of certifications and licensures

  • Any other employment related documents
  • CPAT certification (must be dated within the past 12 months)
  • Ergometrics Fire TEAM exam scores (must be dated within the past 12 months)

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.  Make sure the application is filled out completely and accurately before submitting.  It will the applicants responsibility to update their application, contact info, and qualifications throughout the year.

YOU WILL NEED TO FILL OUT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH FIRE DEPARTMENT YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR, however most of your information will transfer over from the first application which makes subsequent applications more time friendly.

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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.

Fire Departments

Chippewa Falls
Eau Claire
Green Bay
Holmen Area
La Crosse
Stevens Point
Wisconsin Rapids