Being a member of the Port Washington Fire Department is about a lot more than just putting out fires. It’s an opportunity to be part of an exciting fast-paced, progressive, and well-equipped organization that prepares you to help your community when it needs it most. Port Washington Fire/Rescue responds to fire and medical emergencies as well as provides specialty Dive and Rescue Task Force teams. The department serves as the primary Advanced Life Support (ALS) transport ambulance for the City and Town of Port Washington and functions as the only intercepting ALS agency for the entire northern half of Ozaukee County. In early 2020, Port Washington Fire/Rescue plans to add paid-on-premise/part time staffing to help supplement both full-time and paid-on-call positions.
Paid-on-premise staffing provides in-station firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics during periods that are traditionally hard to schedule paid-on-call personnel. Port Washington Fire/Rescue is actively looking for self-motivated, certified EMTs and Paramedics to fill day and weekend positions. Paid-on-premise/part-time positions offer a very competitive reimbursement rate that incentivizes advanced EMS training and the ability to cross-staff as a firefighter. With flexible scheduling, these positions are ideal for career firefighters or pre-hospital providers looking for additional experience. Those working a 12-hour shift would be primarily responsible for running emergency calls for service but would also have the opportunity to participate in ongoing education and community fire prevention programs.