Recruiting & Membership Information
**Our newest probationary class started in September 2014. We will continue to take applications for our next class in early 2015.**
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Our department consists of over 70 paid on call members and five full-time employees. Most of the department personnel are cross-trained as Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Annually, our department responds to approximately 1,200 calls with 75% 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, in-person, or can be mailed to you upon request.
Members are required to attend monthly business meetings and Fire/EMS drills every Thursday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. and lasting one to three hours. The meeting/drills are mandatory for all members unless excused by a Chief Officer.
Additional training opportunities are occasionally offered on weekends and through MATC. 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 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.
All applications can be printed and mailed/hand delivered to the fire station or can be emailed to email@example.com. 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