Fire Fighter Recruitment
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Fire Fighter with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department. The Fire Fighter recruitment process is extensive and generally consists of the following steps.
Step 1: Online Application
- Candidates complete an online application through the Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) Regional Hiring Process. Applications are typically accepted in May of each year.
- Current minimum qualifications include:
- Associate Degree in Fire Protection Technician, Fire Medic or Fire Science.
- Current EMT-Basic certification.
- Current certification as a Fire Fighter II by the State of Wisconsin or an IFSAC accredited agency.
- FVTC CPAT certification obtained within the recruitment year.
- Valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
- The City of Green Bay reserves the right to invite only the most qualified candidates to participate in the recruitment process.
Step 2: Testing
- FVTC conducts the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) orientation, practice sessions, and final Candidate Physical Ability Test. CPAT is a practical pass/fail exam used to test a candidate’s physical ability to perform job tasks related to fire fighting.
- FVTC administers the video-based written exam.
Step 3: Fire Department Panel Interview
- The first round of interviews is conducted by a panel of Fire Department representatives.
Step 4: Police and Fire Commission Interview
- The second round of interviews is conducted by the City of Green Bay’s Police and Fire Commission.
Step 5: Eligibility List
- Successful candidates are placed on the eligibility list. Based upon the candidates’ final composite scores, the top candidate(s) will be subject to a background investigation.
- The Fire Chief provides the Police and Fire Commission with the results of the background investigations to determine final eligibility and/or ranking on the list.
Step 6: Hiring
- The Green Bay Metro Fire Department typically hires new recruits once per year, generally in the spring.
- Conditional offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination.