Firefighter/Paramedic/Equipment Operator: City of Brookfield, Wisconsin Deadline: February 18, 2020

Firefighter/Paramedic/Equipment Operator: City of Brookfield, Wisconsin Deadline: February 18, 2020

Firefighter/Paramedic/Equipment Operator

Deadline: February 18, 2020

Salary: $59,812.48 – $87,097.92 Annually

Job Description:


PURPOSE:  The Paramedic/Firefighter/Equipment Operator performs duties in support of the functions of the Brookfield Fire Department including, fire suppression, emergency medical services, public education, fire prevention, training, and maintenance activities.  This position is also responsible for operating assigned apparatus in an efficient, safe manner and performing advanced emergency medical care to ensure that emergencies are resolved promptly.

Examples of Duties


  • Provides basic and advanced life support services in accordance with standards of care.
  • Assists in cleaning and maintaining of apparatus quarters, building, equipment, grounds and other related work areas.
  • Efficiently operates all Department apparatus at the scene of an emergency.
  • Promotes the rapid extinguishing of the fire or the resolution of the emergency.
  • Performs hazardous material assessment, containment and cleanup within the scope of training.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on fire apparatus and department equipment.
  • Makes good decisions based on City policies, standard operating guidelines, training and experience to resolve problems, care for patients, suppress fires, perform rescue and mitigate hazards.
  • Researches and evaluates the department services and effectiveness and provides recommendations to improve operations.
  • Chooses methods and work procedures that are cost effective, while maintaining a high quality of service.
  • Promotes and maintains positive departmental public relations with other City department staff, officials, and the community in general.
  • Responds to, resolves or refers public inquiries.
  • Provides public education related to fire and life safety.
  • Develops and presents public education programs.
  • Responds or refers complaints.
  • Provides code enforcement duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

 Typical Qualifications


  1. Valid Wisconsin or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification as a Firefighter II at the time of application and throughout employment.An official copy of the Firefighter II certification must accompany the application.
  2. Hazardous material operations training.A copy of training completion must accompany the application, if training is separate from Firefighter II certification.
  3. Valid Wisconsin license as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) at the time of application and throughout employment.An official copy of the Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) license must accompany the application.
  4. Wisconsin Technical College or NFPA 1002: Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications Driver Operator Pumper training completion or certification.  A copy of training completion must accompany the application.
  5. Valid Wisconsin driver’s license at time of application.A photocopy of the driver’s license (both sides) must accompany the application.
  6. Availability to work a 24 hour, rotational shift.


  • Associate’s Degree in Fire Science or emergency related field preferred.C
  • Completion National Incident Management System 100, 200, 700 and 800. (May be completed during probationary period.)
  • Aerial training completion or certification.

Supplemental Information

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job-related and will consist of a written examination, and oral examination.   The Department of Human Resources reserves the right to invite only the most qualified candidates to the oral examination.  Candidates who have successfully passed all these selection tests and are offered employment will be required to take a medical examination and drug screen.  Candidates must successfully complete all components of the selection process in order to be hired.  The eligible list created as a result of this selection process may remain in effect for up to two (2) years.  Candidates who pass the written examination but are not invited to the oral examination may be invited to participate in these components of the selection process at a later date, depending on the needs of the City of Brookfield Fire Department.
Anticipated Written Examination Dates*:  Friday, March 6th; Saturday, March 7th; Monday, March 9th; and Tuesday, March 10th.   The written examination is NOT the Wisconsin Personnel Partners exam.
Anticipated Oral Examination Dates*:  Week of March 23, 2020.
*Dates and times may be adjusted based on scheduling availability.
Candidates who will be unavailable for one or more portions of the examination due to military service or training must provide written notification to the Human Resources Department within a reasonable period of time prior to the date of the examination component.

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS will be accepted online through 11:59 p.m. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2020.  Required documents and copies must be received in the City of Brookfield Human Resources Department (address below) by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18 or postmarked by Tuesday, February 18, 2020, if not attached to the electronic employment application. This deadline may be extended to meet the needs of the City, without prior notification.  The City of Brookfield Human Resources Department is located at 2000 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield, WI 53005. 

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE POINTS will be awarded in accordance with current State Statutes and Commission rules.  Veterans’ preference points will be awarded only to qualified applications who submit their DD214 at the time of application.