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Why Should I Live In Oshkosh?

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Our Department

Our Firefighters

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Our Firefighters are the most valuable resource that the department has. Every day they get the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life. They get to utilize their critical thinking skills, compassion, and courage to help those in need in our community. Our firefighters are dedicated professionals who create a progressive, diverse and exceptional fire department.

Some Of The Things Our Firefighters Provide:

  • Fire Protection
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Prevention and Public Education
  • Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting
  • Dive Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials Response

Minimum Requirements

To join the oshkosh fire department, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least eighteen years of age
  • Be a Citizen of the United States
  • Have a high school diploma/g.e.d.
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Be able to speak and write the English language
  • Be certified as a:
    • Fire Fighter I
    • Fire Fighter II
    • Fire Apparatus Driver Operator
    • EMT-Paramedic

For more information about the police and fire commission's rules and regulations related to the hiring process please contact the City of Oshkosh's Human Resources office at (920) 236-5110 or oshkosh_HR@ci.oshkosh.wi.us

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How Do I Join Your Team?

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  1. Fill out an application
  2. Successfully complete the testing process
  3. Interview with the department
  4. Successfully complete a:
    • Background investigation
    • Medical physical exam and drug test
    • Psychological exam

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