Dane Fire Department www.danefire.com

DNFD Membership Requirements

  • Reside or employed within the territory protected by the Dane-Vienna Fire District
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Successfully complete Wisconsin Entry Level Firefighter I and II, (taught by the WI Technical College System, each course is 30 hours and at no cost to the firefighter candidate)
  • Successfully complete FEMA Incident Command System training, courses 100 and 700, (can be taken online)
  • Attend 50% (6) of the monthly department meetings within the department fiscal year
  • Attend 50% (9) of the scheduled 18 drills within the department fiscal year
  • Participate in department sponsored activities
    • Lake Melvin Fishing Extravaganza
    • Dane Firefighters Festival
    • Halloween fire station open house
  • Participate in the weekly station, apparatus, equipment, and tool readiness inspections. (You will be assigned to one of 6 teams, teams are rotated on a monthly basis)
  • We strongly encourage all firefighters after meeting their minimum training requirements to volunteer for a collateral duty of interest. It takes many different skills and resources to effectively operate a modern fire department, some of the duties you could volunteer for include:
    • Department IT specialist
    • General construction/fabrication specialist
    • Apparatus (truck) maintenance specialist
    • Personal Protective Equipment specialist
    • SCBA (air pack) specialist
    • Etc...


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