DeForest Area Fire & EMS

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.





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All applications can be printed and mailed/hand delivered to the fire station  or can be emailed to  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