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Burlington, WI | Full Time
4 Days Ago

Job Description

The City of Burlington Fire Department (CBFD) is seeking highly motivated, dedicated fire service personnel to fill new full-time Firefighter/EMT positions. We provide Fire and EMS services to the City of Burlington and EMS services to the Town of Burlington. CBFD is in the process of becoming a Paramedic Level EMS department. Starting annual salary is $52,157-$69,896 DOQ.  Lateral transfers are encouraged to apply.  We are a combination department consisting of: twelve full-time, career Firefighter/EMTs, one Fire Inspector, one Administrative Assistant, one full-time Fire Chief, and thirty-five volunteer Firefighters. 


A City of Burlington Employment Application form is required to be submitted as part of this position recruitment. This form may be obtained here:


Complete the application form and upload it in the as part of the online application. 


Essential Duties:

  • Respond to fire and emergency calls
  • Provide BLS/ALS and first aid treatment in accordance with laws, protocols, and directions
  • Write reports documenting incident data, patient assessment and treatment
  • Operate radios and other communication equipment
  • Perform general maintenance work of equipment, vehicles, apparatus, and facilities
  • Present fire prevention and education activities to the public
  • Participate in monthly general meetings, Fire trainings, and EMS trainings


Minimum Qualifications:
(Must possess or have the ability to obtain by time of hire)

  • Be age 21 or older by time of hire
  • Valid driver license with a satisfactory driving record
  • High School or Equivalency diploma
  • WI State or National Registry A-EMT
  • State of Wisconsin certified Firefighter I
  • State of Wisconsin certified Driver Operator

Preferred Qualifications:

(Must have the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire)

  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification (valid for 1 year from day of issue)

(Must have the ability to obtain within 18-24 months of hire)

  • WI State or National Registry Paramedic – the City may provide tuition assistance according to the City’s Tuition Reimbursement Policy.
  • State of Wisconsin certified Firefighter II


Candidates must successfully pass oral interviews, written exam, fitness for duty physical, psychological evaluation, drug screen and background investigation (to include criminal and motor vehicle history).


Those candidates possessing other pertinent certifications and/or training will receive additional consideration.  Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Applications may be obtained online or from the City of Burlington Fire Department at 165 W. Washington Street, Burlington, WI between 8am-4pm M-F.  


Applications accepted until position is filled.


Application materials can be submitted in person, via email, or USPS to:

Alan Babe, Fire Chief

165 W. Washington Street

Burlington, WI 53105



The City of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Company Overview

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  • Headquarters BURLINGTON, ND
  • Size 25 - 50
  • Founded 1883
  • Type
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry All Industries
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