Volunteer Firefighter Requirements & Information

Volunteer firefighting is a rewarding but demanding career. You must be able to make a major commitment of time, especially in the 1st year. Members are required to attend 12 of 24 drills, 6 of 12 business meetings, and 25% of all fire calls during the year.
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Job Description
This position is responsible for serving the communities of the City of Sun Prairie, Town of Bristol, Town of Burke, Town of Sun Prairie, and Town of Hampton in fire and rescue service. Includes:
  • Fire prevention
  • Fire suppression
  • Rescuing people
  • Sustaining life in life-threatening situations
  • Training and the maintenance of fire stations, equipment, and apparatus
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver's license
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work as a team member in carrying out a variety of assignments in emergency fire fighting situations.
  • Utilize a variety of procedures, techniques and tools for rescue purposes.
  • Perform a variety of ventilation procedures in accordance with fire fighting procedures and techniques.
  • Use a variety of manual and power tools to forcibly gain entry to structures or vehicles.
  • Perform a variety of salvage and overhaul procedures in order to minimize damage to structures affected by fire.
  • Provide a variety of public assistance and education services in response to citizen requests.
Working Conditions
  • Subject to call for any emergencies as deemed necessary
  • Required to function in hazardous environment
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