Paid-On-Premise Firefighter/EMT: Dousman Fire District

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Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description:

Job Announcement

Paid-On-Premise Firefighter/EMS Professionals

Proudly serving the Villages of Dousman, Summit, Sullivan and the Townships of Ottawa, Sullivan and Concord.

We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals looking to initiate or expand their career in Fire/EMS Services. Candidates should be self motivated and able to work well as members of a diverse team, as well as independently with minimal supervision. The Dousman Fire District is accepting applications for:

  • Resident Paid-on-Call Firefighters/EMT’s/Paramedics (training sponsorships available)
  • Paid-on-Premise Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Paid-on-Premise Firefighter/Advanced EMT
  • Paid-on-Premise Firefighter/EMT

Compensation: Standby rate is $7.25 per hour with an increase range of $17.00 to $20.00 per hour when on a call. Weekend and holiday premium standby rate is $10.25 per hour. Additional benefits include modern equipment and facilities, living and sleeping quarters, and paid educational opportunities.

Minimum requirements: for the positions include a high school diploma or GED, 18 years of age, a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, Wisconsin Firefighter I certification, and a current Wisconsin EMT-Basic license or higher. Selected applicants will be invited to interview, and are then subject to a pre-employment physical and drug test, and a criminal background check. All applicants must provide copies of the required certifications and documents when submitting their applications.

The Dousman Fire District operates and staffs three stations which provide fire suppression, rescue operations, community education/outreach, and emergency medical services at the paramedic level to six communities in Waukesha and Jefferson Counties. Communities served by the District include the Villages of Summit, Dousman, and Sullivan, as well as the Townships of Ottawa, Concord, Sullivan. The District also works with the Oconomowoc Fire Department under a shared services agreement, providing paramedic care and joint responses to fire and EMS incidents in the City of Oconomowoc, Town of Oconomowoc, and Town of Ashippun. Covering approximately 125 square miles, the Dousman Fire District’s service area is a diverse mix of suburban, rural, and wild land-urban interface with a population of approximately 15,000. Included in the Fire District’s coverage area are a State Forest, Level 2 trauma center, several miles of Interstate 94, a large behavioral/mental health hospital, two large elderly living facilities, and several schools.

The District is a combination department comprised of four full-time, approximately 90 paid-on-premise/paid-on-call personnel, and will eventually include up to approximately 9 interns. The minimum daily staffing for the District is 8 personnel between the three stations. In 2016 the District added a resident internship program to maintain services and provide individuals interested in Fire/EMS an entry level career path. This staffing provides a duty chief, and three ambulances that are also cross staffed with either an engine/quint/rescue. Additional staffing from paid on call personnel ensure adequate staffing for all fire, rescue, and motor vehicle incidents.

The District’s annual call volume is over 1,500 calls per year including a mix of fire, emergency medical, and high acuity incidents which continue to increase every year. Current trends point towards an annual volume of nearly 1,750 requests for service in 2016 which do not include shared service responses with Oconomowoc Fire. The District participates in several joint special service teams in the region including Western Waukesha Rapid Intervention Team, Western Lakes Dive Team, and a regional Emergency Rescue Task Force. The District is part of both MABAS Division 106 and Division 118 due to the communities served by the District. Automatic and mutual aid responses are an important part of District operations and are taken seriously. In addition to the special teams the District also maintains a Emergency Rehabilitation Unit that responds to large scale incidents throughout the region.

Applications can be obtained at the Dousman Fire District Station 1, located at 107 S. Main Street in Dousman from 0600-1500 or on our website at Questions regarding the positions or the application process should be directed to Deputy Chief Tim Meyer at (262) 965-2262 or email Completed applications should be submitted to the attention of Deputy Chief Tim Meyer and may be mailed or emailed to his attention.

How to Apply:  Get the full job description HERE, and application can be found HERE.

District’s Website Click HERE

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