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Firefighting is the basic "bread and butter" of any fire department. The City of Madison employs over 350 firefighters, some of whom are also officers, paramedics, or apparatus engineers. No matter what your job in the fire station is, you're still a firefighter. Besides extensive training in firefighting, all firefighters are also Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), and Hazardous Materials Technicians. Many firefighters become members of Special Teams within the Department, skilled in technical rescue (high places and confined spaces), scuba, or additional hazardous material specialties. Firefighters work 24-hour shifts, from 0700-0700. During the course of a month they are expected to work about ten shifts. Firefighters work a nine-day work cycle, with a shift every other day for three working days, followed by four days off.

The City of Madison is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage people of color and women to apply.


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