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|
||Live fifteen air miles from the city limits within six months after completing probation.||Yes|
||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||
||Live within a 20-minute response time of city limits within six months of hire.||Yes|
||Local residency is preferred.||Yes|
||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 Fire Department has no residency requirement.||Yes|
||Marshfield Fire Department requires employees to live within 15 miles of the jurisdictional boundaries of the local governmental unit and must establish residence within the specified area within 60 days after completion of the probationary period.||Yes|
||Must live within 15 miles from the city limits of Menomonie within three months of completion of probationary period.||Yes|
||The Oshkosh Fire Department does not have a residency requirement.||Yes|
||Must live in Portage County within six months of successful completion of probation.||Yes|
||Reside within 30 miles of the boundaries of the City of Wisconsin Rapids within one year from the date of hire.||Yes|