Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in a position with the Mukwonago Fire Department. We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

If you are interested in one of the above positions, fill out the application in its entirety and submit to the Mukwonago Fire Department. Please review the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions


What are the responsibilities of a member of the Mukwonago Fire Department?

We ask all members of the Mukwonago Fire Department to be cross trained as both Firefighters and EMTs. The Department will assist you in obtaining your training should you not have the basics. Once you have completed your basic training, you will be offered additional training throughout your career.


How much time is involved?

Paid-On-Call Positions

The paid-on-call positions require each member cover a 12 hour shift at least 12 times per month. Evening duty shifts are scheduled on-call every 3rd night from 18:00 to 06:00 the next morning. While on-call, we require you are in the Village or Town of Mukwonago and available to respond. A number of our personnel respond from their homes while spending time with their families. The option to stay at the station for persons living out of the area is an option.

Part-Time, Paid-on-Premise Positions

The paid-on-premise positions are scheduled 06:00 to 18:00 with a maximum average of 24 hours per week. During scheduled shifts, we require paid-on-premise personnel to be at Station 1 for the entire shift.

Weekends

The fire/EMS career is not a Monday through Friday occupation. Emergencies do happen on the weekends. The part-time paid-on-premise positions will be scheduled for all weekend shifts. The weekend day schedule is available to all members on a sign-up basis, however the night paid-on-call personnel assigned to that particular evening are expected to be available during the day also.

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Should you not be able to cover your assigned shift, we use a scheduling application to trade your shift with another member or to obtain the coverage needed for a few hours.

In addition to your on-call schedule, you will be required to attend trainings each month.


How often do we have training?

We have a Monthly Business Meeting the first Thursday of the month. We have 2 fire trainings a month that are scheduled for when you are on shift. We also have an EMS training each month for all EMTs and we have an ALS training each month with our Medical Director which is for our Paramedics. There is the ability to go to joint trainings we have with other departments also. We also have specialized training for Dive Team and Rapid Intervention Team. The following lists a typical month of training hours:


Business Meeting 1 hour
Fire Training (1) 3 hours
Fire Training (2) 3 hours
EMS Training 2-3 hours
ALS Training 3 hours (required for Paramedics only)
Dive Team Training 3+ hours (required for Dive Team only)
RIT Training 3 hours (required for RIT members only)

While ALS (Paramedic), Dive Team and RIT trainings are not required for everyone, they are open to any personnel who may be interested in attending.


How long is probation?

Probation is 18 months for the candidate who has no Fire and EMS experience. Probation is 1 year for the candidate that has Fire and EMS experience.


Do I have to live in Mukwonago?

No. Paid-on-call persons who live within a 2 mile radius of the Village or Town of Mukwonago Fire Department response borders, may respond from home. If you do not fall in that description, then you will be able to stay at the station. We are only approved for a certain number of people to stay at the station per shift. The part-time, paid-on-premise positions are required to be at Station 1 for their entire shift.


What can I expect for pay?

Paid-On-Call Positions

When coming on the Department as a Probationary POC (Paid-on-Call) Member your pay is a set figure for all calls, trainings, and meetings. Once you complete the probationary period, your base pay will increase. Additional education and certifications will provide you with additional pay increases.

Part-Time, Paid-on-Premise Positions

  • Firefighter/EMTB - $11.00/hour
  • Firefighter/AEMT - $12.00/hour
  • Firefighter/EMTP - $14.00/hour
  • Firefighter/CCEMTP - $15.00/hour

What is expected of me as a new member?

As a new member you will need to show us you want to be a member of the Department. Probationary members are evaluated by all members. We look at positive traits such as your willingness to help out when not asked; arriving on time for shifts, trainings and meetings; communicating to your Company Officer and other members of the Department; finding ways to stay busy learning the apparatus, doing station duties, or studying versus sitting in a chair playing video games.