Fire Department Recruitment

Job Classifications

& Openings


The Fitchburg Fire department has three classifications of Firefighters:
  • Career, full-time
  • Part-time (Paid On-Call Firefighters)
  • Fire Science Intern, part-time

Career Firefighter  - Recruitment Closed - Application Deadline Was: October 15, 2017


The City of Fitchburg is now accepting applications for the position of full-time firefighter.  This is a rare opportunity to join a highly respected department that emphasizes quality, innovation, trust, integrity, and customer service in everything it does.  The successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license, and be a state of Wisconsin certified firefighter I.  An associate’s degree in a fire service related field and two years of previous firefighter experience are desired.  This position offers a hiring salary of $55,062 and an excellent benefit package.  Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 15, 2017.

Recruitment Process Timeline


Paid On-Call Firefighters


No previous experience or training is needed (Fitchburg residents only); only the willingness to make the commitment to learn and serve. Firefighters in this category train with their full-time counterparts and fill a vital role in the department.  Depending on geographic area you may respond to a pager when additional staff are needed and/or fill open shifts on a crew.

Fire Science Intern


This two-year program is for individuals that have been accepted into the Madison College Fire Science Program. Applications are accepted in March of each year, with the new class of Interns beginning in June. View information about the internship.

Applications are only accepted when openings exist.  Please visit our jobs page for a list of current openings.