|The City of Racine Fire Department is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter. An eligibility list will be used to fill anticipated vacancies.|
Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Testing and interviews will be conducted as needed. Notification will go out to all eligible applicants 30 days in advance of a scheduled written test date.
Under the direction of the Company Officer or higher ranking fire personnel, the Firefighter is responsible for protecting the community from both non-emergency and emergency situations to include community risk reduction, firefighting, emergency medical services, technical rescue, hazardous materials, as well as maintain physical facilities and equipment in a state of readiness. The position of Firefighter is a highly skilled and technical position which involves extensive training and education to maintain and enhance knowledge, skills and abilities in accordance with department Standard Operating Procedures and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1001) Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications.
|Duties include, but not limited to, the following:|
|Minimum Education, Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions:|
|THE RACINE FIRE DEPARTMENT |
Established in 1843, the Racine Fire Department is one of the oldest fire departments in Wisconsin, rich in history and tradition. Today, as one of Wisconsin's busiest departments, RFD continues to strive for excellence and provide first-rate services to the citizens of Racine from six fire stations. The Racine Fire Department operates with 138 authorized sworn firefighter positions and a total Department staff of 141. The Racine Fire Department's goal is to protect and provide service above all else. Fire Protection is provided to the over 77,000 citizens of Racine. Racine firefighters are committed to providing the highest quality of courteous and responsive service through comprehensive strategies and training, including fire suppression, emergency medical care, community risk reduction, hazardous material response, technical rescue, and building inspections. The fire department and its employees are a critical component for the long-term health and safety of the people in the community.
These are entrance requirements to the competitive examination and do not assure a place on the eligible list. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications on or before the posted filing deadline in order to qualify.
TO QUALIFY, an applicant must have:
Working Environment and Physical Demands:
Work is performed in a variety of settings including fire stations, non-emergency and emergency scenes, emergency response vehicles; and work may involve off-duty recall for major emergencies. The environment ranges from routine to emergency settings with unusual modes of communications, extreme noise, discomfort and hazard. The emergency environment may require the performance of hazardous task under conditions that require strenuous exertion with limited visibility and the physical ability to utilize all protective turnout equipment including wearing self-contained breathing apparatus. Potential exposure to hazardous or toxic chemicals and gases, extremes in temperature, cramped surroundings, heights and infectious diseases.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
The following MUST be attached to your electronic application. Adobe PDF is the preferred format for these documents.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
Written Examination - The written examination takes place at Gateway Technical College.
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) - will be administered by the West Allis Fire Department. Information on the CPAT testing dates will be forwarded to candidates who successfully pass the written exam. The CPAT exam will consist of demonstrating the physical abilities of the candidate. As part of the CPAT you will be required to successfully complete the test in the appropriate time frame. Tasks performed stair climb, hose drag, equipment carry ladder raise & extension, forcible entry, search, rescue and ceiling breach & pull. The candidate's success is measured on a pass/fail basis. If the candidate has a VALID CPAT test certificate that is LESS THAN one-year-old from the date of the scheduled CPAT test that will be accepted and the candidate will NOT need to retest.
Initial Panel Interview - candidates who successfully pass the written examination and CPAT may be subject to an initial panel interview conducted by Racine Fire Department personnel.
Background Checks - Background checks may be conducted at any time during the application process. Candidates who successfully pass the written exam, CPAT, initial panel interview, and successfully complete a background check may advance to the oral interview process with the Racine Police and Fire Commission.
Police and Fire Commission Interview - selected candidates are subject to a final interview with members of the Police and Fire Commission and Chief Officers of the Racine Fire Department.
Medical Exam Prior to employment - successful candidates will be required to pass a comprehensive medical exam along with drug and alcohol screening.
The following documents may be requested during the process: Birth Certificate and/or DD214 if you are a military veteran.
We welcome applicants of any race, gender, religion, ancestry or disability. For more information, please refer to our Career Opportunities web page on the City of Racine web site.
Should you need a special accommodation due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Human Resources Department at 262-636-9475 in advance of the examination.
Immediate and future vacancies may be filled from this eligible list. Future recruitments will take place on an as needed basis.