Wausau Wisconsin

Human Resources

August 17, 2018

Applicants for Firefighter/Paramedic may apply directly to the City of Wausau (see "Employment Opportunities" tab through January 7, 2018.  After January 7th, applicants will need to apply through the CVTC process outlined below.


Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Regional Fire Departments will be accepting applications for the 2018 hiring process January 1, 2018 thru February 5, 2018. Minimum requirements as well as residency requirements are different for each department and can be viewed at the link below.
The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is required to be taken at Chippewa Valley Technical College, concurrently with the Hiring Process.  Upon successful completion of the CPAT exam, a video based written test will also be taken on the exam date.    
The Regional Fire Departments accepting applications are:
            Antigo Fire Department (WI)                       
            Ashland Fire Department (WI)                                                         
            Chippewa Falls Fire and Emergency Services Department (WI)
            Chippewa Fire District (WI)                                                 
            Eau Claire Fire and Rescue (WI)                                                      
            La Crosse Fire Department (WI)                                                      
            Marshfield Fire and Rescue (WI)                                                     
            Menomonie Fire and Rescue (WI)
            Onalaska Fire Department (WI)                                           
            Red Wing Fire Department (MN)                                                     
            Rhinelander Fire Department (WI)                                       
            Stevens Point Fire Department (WI)
            Wausau Fire Department (WI)
            Wisconsin Rapids Fire Department (WI)                                         
For more information on each department or for more information on the hiring process, visit our webpage at www.firedepartmenthiring.com
Salaries vary with department ranging from $36,000 - $50,000+ plus benefit package. Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) in Eau Claire, WI is the main contact point and testing center for the 2018 process. More information pertaining to the Regional Fire Department Hiring Process and CPAT exam can be found at:
Public terminals for Internet access can be found at public libraries or schools. Applications must be submitted online by 5:00pm on February 5, 2018. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Participating Fire Departments are an Equal Opportunity Employer.