Recruiting & Membership Information
Our department consists of 9 full-time employees and over 60 paid on call members. Most department personnel are cross-trained as Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT/AEMT/Paramedic). Annually, our department responds to approximately 1,300 calls with 80% of those calls being EMS related.
We offer a variety of opportunities to serve, each with a high level of satisfaction. Whether you serve as a firefighter, emergency medical technician, or support member, few opportunities in life can match the satisfaction of knowing you’re making a difference in the lives of others.
The department accepts applications from adults regardless of gender, race, religious or sexual preference. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, possess a high school diploma or GED, and pass a criminal background check. Applicants desiring to be firefighters and/or EMTs should be able to handle the physical requirements and demands of the job. Applications are available on this page, or in-person.
Members are required to attend monthly Fire and/or EMS drills Thursday evenings starting at 7:00 p.m, lasting one to three hours. The drills are mandatory for all members unless excused by a Chief Officer.
Additional training opportunities are offered on weekends and through Madison College. Classes and seminars are also available through a variety of professional Fire and EMS organizations such as the Wisconsin EMS Association and the State Fire Chief’s Association.
We hope you choose to apply to become a member with us. It will perhaps be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Feel free to contact us for more information or an application.
Applications accepted year round for EMTs(All levels), Firefighters, and Drivers(Ambulance)
Immediate openings for Paid on-Premise EMT/Paramedics to be apart of our Part-Time shift rotation. On call every 9 days, 10PM-6AM Monday-Thursday, Friday 10pm-7am Saturday, Saturday 7am- 7am Sunday, Sunday 7am- 6am Monday. (Totals 2/3 Weekday shifts and 1 Saturday or Sunday shift a month) Apply Today!
After Probationary Period
All applications can be printed and mailed/hand delivered to the fire station or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you email your application materials, we will send you a confirmation email upon receiving the materials.
DeForest Area Fire & EMS · 305 E. Holum Street · DeForest, WI, 53532