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MFD Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

  • Fire Cadet - An employment opportunity for recent high school graduates ages 17-19
  • Firefighter - An employment opportunity for adults over 21
 
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Recruitment Period

Join MFD

Join MFD!Currently, the Milwaukee Fire Department recruitment period is over. The next recruitment effort is to be determined. However, we strongly encourage those interested in a career in fire service to further their education in the field. Two Milwaukee-area technical colleges offer two-year associate degrees in fire science: Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) and/or Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC). Additionally, The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh offers a Bachelor's Degree in Fire and Emergency Response Management.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

The Milwaukee Fire Department currently uses the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) as the physical test to be admitted into the training academy as a fire recruit. You can view videos of the CPAT below, and click the following links for information on recommended fitness activities to prepare for this test.

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MFD Recruitment Video

The following video explains how MFD currently uses the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) as the physical test to be admitted into the training academy as a fire recruit.

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CPAT Candidate Preparation Guide

The CPAT Candidate Preparation Guide contains cardiovascular, strength building and stretching exercises designed to help you prepare for the CPAT.

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711 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Firehouse Locations

414-286-8948

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FIRE CHIEF Mark A. Rohlfing  

Fire Chief

Mark A. Rohlfing

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Phone: 414-286-8948