Employment

The Village of Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department employs full-time and part-time staff.

Full-Time

Applications for full-time positions are taken when a posting is announced. Typically, the eligibly list is active for one year. The requirements for full-time Firemedic position are:

  • WI Licensed Paramedic 1 (or via reciprocity)
  • WI Firefighter I1 (or via reciprocity)
  • CPAT Completion2
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma/GED

Part-Time

Applications for part-time positions are taken when a posting is announced.  Typically, the eligibility list is active for one year. The requirements for part-time Firefighter/EMT are:

  • WI Licensed EMT or higher1 (or via reciprocity)
  • WI Firefighter I1 (or via reciprocity)
  • CPAT Completion3
  • Valid driver’s license
  • High school diploma/GED


Notes:  
1. Obtain certification by time of job offer or before.
2. CPAT within the last 3 years or complete by job offer.  CPAT cost reimbursed on successful completion.
3. CPAT completion within probationary period (one year). CPAT cost reimbursed on successful completion.


Candidate Physical Ability Test or "CPAT" is conducted and issued by a licensed agency. CPAT was developed after years of research and input from an international committee comprised of IAFF and IAFC members. During the entire test the candidate must wear a 50 lb. weighted vest (simulating the weight of a fire fighters protective clothing and equipment). The test requires firefighter candidates to engage in the following activities:

  • Stair climb
  • Ladder raise & extension
  • Hose Drag
  • Equipment Carry
  • Forcible entry
  • Search
  • Rescue Drag
  • Ceiling breach & pull

Contact Us

If you are interested in employment, You may contact us at the following e-mail address: [email protected] or by phone at 262.694.8027.


Our mailing address is:

Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department
8044-88th Avenue
Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158

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