Minimum Department Requirements

​Each fire department has different requirements for employment.

Candidates are only to apply to those Fire Departments which they meet, or plan to meet, the minimum requirements by April of 2016.  Please do not apply to a department if you do not plan on meeting all of their minimum requirements within this time frame.

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Oshkosh Fire Department does not have a residency requirement.

Fire Department Minimum Requirements Residency Requirements Restriction on Tobacco Use
Antigo
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter I or equivalent (or able to acquire certification within 12 months of hire)
  • Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic or are you currently in Paramedic class?
Live fifteen air miles from the city limits within six months after completing probation. Yes
 Ashland
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter I or equivalent.
  • Nationally Registered EMT-Basic or Nationally Registered Advanced EMT or a Nationally Registered Paramedic?
  • Valid CPAT or successful completion of the Ashland FD physical test within one year of hire.
Employees covered under the terms of this agreement shall be required to reside within fifteen (15) miles from the city limits of Ashland in accordance with 66.0502 Wis.Stats.  Yes
Chippewa Falls Fire and Emergency Services
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter II or equivalent.
  • Nationally Registered/State of Wisconsin licensed EMT-Basic -AND- be enrolled in an EMT-Paramedic class at the time of application -OR- Nationally Registered/State of WI licensed Paramedic.
  • Must be State of WI or Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic at time of hire.
Live within a 20-minute response time of city limits within six months of hire.​ Yes
 Eau Claire
  •  At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • Nationally Registered or State of Wisconsin EMT-Basic.
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter I (or equivalent) preferred.
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter II within one year after hire date.
  • Valid CPAT certification at time of hire
 Local residency is preferred. Yes
Green Bay Metro
  • Valid State of WI Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • Associate’s Degree in Fire Protection, Fire Science, or Fire/Medic (or equivalent field) at time of interview
  • State of Wisconsin, IFSAC or Pro-Board Firefighter II certified at time of interview
  • Nationally Registered or State of WI EMT-basic at time of interview
Residence within Brown County or a contiguous county within one year from date of hire No
Holmen
  • U.S. Citizen
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter II or equivalent or currently enrolled
  • Are you currently enrolled in an Accredited EMR class (National Registry Required) or EMT class (National Registry Required); or are currently licensed in the State of Wisconsin and Nationally Registered as an EMT? (NREMTP-paramedic preferred) – minimum hiring requirement is NREMT.
  • 15 semester hours of college level or certificate level curriculum courses preferred
Holmen FD does not have a residency requirement however candidates which live closer to the station and/or plan on relocating close to the stations are preferred. Yes
La Crosse
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • Minimum Nationally Registered or State of Wisconsin EMT-Basic licensure
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter II or equivalent.
  • Associate Degree in Fire Science or related field; or equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to the position.
La Crosse Fire Department has no residency requirement. Yes
Menomonie
  • US Citizenship
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • State of WI Firefighter I or equivalent within 1 year of hire date
  • Nationally Registered or State of WI licensed EMT-Paramedic (or testing for Registry or State of WI licensure within 1 year off hire date)
  • Valid CPAT certificate at date of hire
Must live within 60 miles from the city limits of Menomonie within three months of completion of probationary period. Yes
Oshkosh
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • Nationally Registered or State of WI EMT-Paramedic or actively enrolled in a paramedic class/program (Must be State of WI licensed or Nationally Registered at time of hire)
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter I certified at time of application (or equivalent)
  • State of Wisconsin Firefighter II certified at time of hire (or equivalent)
  • State of Wisconsin Driver/Operator certified (or equivalent) or able to maintain by time of hire.
The Oshkosh Fire Department does not have a residency requirement. Yes
Stevens Point
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED-HSEC
  • Must have a valid WI driver’s license at date of hire
  • Must have US citizenship at date of hire
  • Must have a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) dated within 1 year at time of conditional job offer.
  • Must have WI Firefighter I certification or IFSAC accredited equivalent Firefighter I certification at date of hire.
  • Must be a NREMT-Paramedic or obtain within 1 year of date of hire and be eligible for a WI Paramedic license.  Paramedic students are encouraged to apply.
  • Must have a WI Firefighter 2 certification or IFSAC accredited equivalent certification within 1 year of date of hire
Must live in Portage County within six months of successful completion of probation.​ Yes
Wisconsin Rapids
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • At least 18 years of age at time of hire
  • A valid CPAT certificate at time of hire
  • Possess a Valid Driver’s License
  • State of WI or Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic at time of hire.
  • Associate Degree in Fire Protection/Fire Science/Paramedicine -OR-  Minimum of 60 college-level credits in related field at time of hire.
  • Firefighter I & II certified (WTCS Board or IFSAC Accredited) at time of hire.
  • Must be of good character and willing to be verified by a pre-appointment investigation
  • Any certifications or licenses referred to in the above subsections must be current at the time of application
Reside within 30 miles of the boundaries of the City of Wisconsin Rapids within one year from the date of hire. Yes