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

    Applications open until February 19, 2020 5 PM

    Download the 2020 Application Informational Flyer

    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:

    • NFPA Firefighter I (eligible for reciprocity to WI FF I)
    • NFPA Firefighter II (within the probationary period)
    • WI Paramedic or NREMT-P (eligible for WI licensure)
    • Valid driver’s license
    • High school diploma/GED
    • Valid CPAT no less than one year old

    The requirements for part-time employment are similar as those for full-time employment. Part-time employees are required to be at minimum a WI licensed EMT-Basic and a WI Firefighter I prior to employment. Part-time hours are not guaranteed and may vary from week to week depending on staffing requirements. Typically, part-time positions are allotted no more than 28 hours per week, Monday - Sunday. Part-time members are expected to work every week (not casually) and are expected to attend department trainings. The part-time position also has a one year probationary period.

    To see the full job description and/or apply Click Here


    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

      Additional local information on CPAT is available Here

    Hiring Process

    1. Application submission (along with certificates and other credentials)
    2. Written evaluation - National Firefighter Selection Test
    3. Interview - conducted with department Chief Officers.
    4. Police & Fire Commission interview
    5. Pre-employment evaluations - comprise of a background check, psychological evaluation, and medical assessment.

    Following successful completion of the hiring process, new members of the department will also undergo training to become familiar with department policies and procedures. This training is completed in an academy-style setting and will require additional time commitments.

    To see the full job description and/or apply Click Here

    Contact Us
    If after reviewing the provided material, there are Fire or EMS related questions or concerns, You may contact us at the following e-mail address: firerescue@pleasantprairiewi.gov 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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