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The City of Port Washington is accepting applications for a Career Firefighter/Paramedic.  Port Washington, population 12,307 is nestled on the Wisconsin shore of Lake Michigan, just north of Milwaukee.  Our combination department runs approximately 1,700 calls for service per year, providing fire protection and emergency medical care.

The Port Washington Fire Department has been providing pre-hospital emergency care and fire protection since 1852.  As a 911-based service, we deliver advanced life support to the citizens of Port Washington and provide ALS intercepts for all of Northern Ozaukee County.  The Port Washington Fire Department maintains an active Rescue Task Force, Bluff Rescue, and Dive team.  Our firefighting apparatus are equipped with top-of-the-line equipment, including MSA G1 SCBA and TNT Rescue Tools.  Ambulances include Stryker Power-LOAD stretchers, LIFEPAK 15 cardiac monitors, and McGrath video laryngoscopes.  Utilizing progressive, evidence-based protocols, our Paramedics are afforded the ability to practice at the top of their license.  Opportunities will be available to lead training, develop quality improvement initiatives, and organize public outreach programs. 

Ideal candidates are enthusiastic, energetic, and driven Firefighter/Paramedics committed to helping others, and the organization succeed.  They must possess WI Firefighter I & II and EMT-Paramedic (or reciprocity with IFSAC/NREMT) certifications. A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License is also required.  Applicants will be required to complete an assessment center evaluation, protocol examination, conduct oral interviews, undergo drug screening, and pass both a physical and background check. 

Starting salary of $54,500, with step increases to $75,500 after 5 years.  A competitive benefits package will be offered while working a 24 hours on / 48 hours off schedule. (56 hr. work week/28-day cycle).  Benefits will include Wisconsin Retirement System enrollment, health, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation.  The City of Port Washington is an equal opportunity employer.

Completed applications, resume, and copies of appropriate licenses and certifications must be received by U.S. Mail at the time and date listed below.

Any questions can be answered by calling Chief Mark Mitchell at (262) 284-2891 during business hours.


 Application Deadline: August 5th, 2022 @ 5:00pm 


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