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Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) will be facilitating the application process for the City of Chippewa Falls, as well as for other fire departments.  Please visit for application materials and the hiring-eligibility list application process.  This recruitment will be used to establish a candidate pool list for use in filling future vacancies.


Successful applicants must possess a current State of WI Firefighter II certification or equivalent and a current National or State of Wisconsin EMT-Paramedic license at time of ability testing (or able to acquire within 12 months). Documentation of certifications must be provided when application is submitted to CVTC. Additionally, applicants must be U.S. citizens, have a valid, unrestricted driver's license, and a high school diploma or GED and must be at least 18 years of age. Medical, vision, and hearing requirements shall be in accordance with NFPA standards 1582. Applicants are subject to post offer/pre-employment screening, exam and background check. 


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to EMS (Emergency Medical Services), firefighting, and rescue operations.


Employee benefits summary can be acquired by contacting the fire department directly.  Benefits vary and are subject to change.


Candidates will be required to pass  the International Association of Fire Fighters Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) administered at CVTC in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities and we encourage both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

All candidates will be required to travel to CVTC in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to complete the CPAT and corresponding written test (in person). The written test that has been approved by all participating departments is the Ergometrics' Fire TEAM Exam. For more information, visit
Each fire department will receive your written exam scores after you successfully complete the CPAT. It is each department’s choice to share (or not to share) this information with candidates

Questions about the hiring process can be directed to the Hiring Process Coordinator, Jeff Dykes at or call 715-855-7529. Fire departments participating in this hiring process do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, or its programs or activities.

To be considered for a position within the Chippewa Falls Fire and Emergency Services Department, an online application is required. This application will take approximately 60 minutes to complete. Please allot an appropriate amount of time. We recommend you have the following documents ready before starting:
- DD214 form (Military Preference Points) - Resume - EMS Certification or evidence of enrollment in course with estimated certification date - Copy of State EMT License - Firefighter I or II Certification - Hazardous Materials Certificate (to completed level) - Driver License - Any other applicable licenses and/or certifications
Applicants are encouraged to attach documents. If you do not have scanning capabilities, verification may be  required at a later date. Once you “submit” your application you are not able to add or make changes to your application.