Part Time Position Openings
The newly formed Western Lakes Fire District (WLFD) provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to ten municipalities in Waukesha, Dodge, and Jefferson counties. WLFD proudly serves the Town of Ashippun, Town of Concord, Village of Dousman, Village of Lac La Belle, City of Oconomowoc, Town of Oconomowoc, Town of Ottawa, Town of Sullivan, Village of Sullivan, and the Village of Summit. WLFD serves over 34,000 residents and covers close to 158 square miles with an annual call volume of approximately 3,200 calls.
The Western Lakes Fire District has immediate openings to qualified applicants for the following positions:
· Part Time Firefighter / Paramedic
· Part Time Firefighter / Advanced EMT
· Part Time Firefighter / EMT-Basic
· Part Time EMT, Advanced EMT or Paramedic
Weekday standby rate is $7.25 per hour and weekend/holiday standby rate is $10.25 an hour with an increase range of $17.50 to $20.50 per hour when on a call. Participation in WRS is also authorized if the hour requirements are met. Additional benefits include modern equipment and facilities, living and sleeping quarters at all four stations, and paid educational opportunities.
Applications can be obtained at any of the Western Lakes Fire Stations or online here.
The application period will close at 6 P.M. on Monday, May 1st 2017. Qualified applicants will be hired to fill positions as needed, and an eligibility list will be established for any future opening.
Minimum requirements for the position include 18 years of age, high school diploma or GED, possession of a valid driver's license with a good driving record, a current State of Wisconsin EMT-Basic license or above and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. State of Wisconsin Firefighter I certification is also strongly desired. Applicants will be subject to a pre-employment physical, drug test, and a criminal background check. All applicants must provide copies of the required certifications and documents when submitting their applications.
WLFD employs ten full-time personnel and approximately 130 part-time and paid-on-call personnel. Four stations are located to provide the best service to the communities and include: Pabst Station #1, 1400 Oconomowoc Parkway in the City of Oconomowoc; Dousman Station #2 at 107 S. Main Street in the Village of Dousman; Oconomowoc Station #3 at 212 S. Concord Road in the City of Oconomowoc; and Sullivan Station #4 at 912 Front Street in the Village of Sullivan.
Questions regarding the positions or the application process should be directed to Deputy Chief Tim Meyer at 262-965-2262 or email at
Completed applications can be emailed to
. Applications can also be mailed or delivered to the Western Lakes Fire District, Attention Deputy Chief Meyer, 107 S. Main Street, Dousman, WI 53118.