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Job Announcement
Paid-On-Premise Firefighter/EMS Professionals

Proudly serving the Villages of Dousman, Summit, Sullivan, the Townships of Ottawa, Sullivan and Concord, and the City

of Oconomowoc.  We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals looking to initiate or expand their career in

Fire/EMS Services. Candidates should be self motivated and able to work well as members of a diverse team, as well

as independently with minimal supervision. The Dousman Fire District is accepting applications for:

  • Resident Paid-on-Call Firefighters/EMT’s/Paramedics (training sponsorships available)
  • Paid-on-Premise Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Paid-on-Premise Firefighter/Advanced EMT
  • Paid-on-Premise Firefighter/EMT


Compensation: Standby rate is $7.25 per hour with an increase range of $17.00 to $20.00 per hour when on a call.

Weekend and holiday premium standby rate is $10.25 per hour. Additional benefits include modern equipment and

facilities, living and sleeping quarters, and paid educational opportunities.

Minimum requirements: for the positions include a high school diploma or GED, 18 years of age, a valid Wisconsin

driver’s license, Wisconsin Firefighter I certification, and a current Wisconsin EMT-Basic license or higher. Selected

applicants will be invited to interview, and are then subject to a pre-employment physical and drug test, and a criminal

background check. All applicants must provide copies of the required certifications and documents when submitting

their applications.


The Western Lakes Fire District operates and staffs four stations which provide fire suppression, rescue operations,

community education/outreach, and emergency medical services at the paramedic level to six communities in

Waukesha and Jefferson Counties. Communities served by the District include the Villages of Summit, Dousman, and

Sullivan, as well as the Townships of Ottawa, Concord, Sullivan and the city of Oconomowoc. Covering approximately

125 square miles, the Dousman Fire District’s service area is a diverse mix of suburban, rural, and wild land-urban

interface with a population of approximately 15,000. Included in the Fire District’s coverage area are a State Forest,

Level 2 trauma center, several miles of Interstate 94, a large behavioral/mental health hospital, two large elderly living

facilities, and several schools.


The District is a combination department comprised of ten full-time, approximately 140 paid-on-premise/paid-on-call

personnel, and will eventually include up to approximately 9 interns. The minimum daily staffing for the District is 10 

personnel between the four stations. In 2016 the District added a resident internship program to maintain services and

provide individuals interested in Fire/EMS an entry level career path. This staffing provides a duty chief, and four 

ambulances that are also cross staffed with either an engine/quint/rescue. Additional staffing from paid on call

personnel ensure adequate staffing for all fire, rescue, and motor vehicle incidents.

The District’s annual call volume is over 3,000 calls per year including a mix of fire, emergency medical, and high acuity

incidents which continue to increase every year. Current trends point towards an annual volume of nearly 3,200 

requests for service in 2017. The District participates in several joint special service teams in the region including

Western Waukesha Rapid Intervention Team, Western Lakes Dive Team, and a regional Emergency Rescue Task Force.

The District is part of both MABAS Division 106 and Division 118 due to the communities served by the District.

Automatic and mutual aid responses are an important part of District operations and are taken seriously. In addition

to the special teams the District also maintains a Emergency Rehabilitation Unit that responds to large scale incidents

throughout the region. Applications can be obtained at the Western Lakes Fire District Station 1, located at 107 S. Main

Street in Dousman from 0600-1500 or on our website at www.westernlakesfd.org. Questions regarding the positions or

the application process should be directed to Deputy Chief Tim Meyer at (262) 965-2262 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Completed applications should be submitted to the attention of Deputy Chief Tim Meyer and may be mailed or emailed to his

attention.


Bradley R. Bowen – Chief

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