All 38 members of the Waunakee Fire Department (WFD) are volunteers. We all carry emergency pagers. The State of Wisconsin requires new firefighters to attend 60 hours of formal classroom and hands-on training before they can respond to fire emergencies. This training is paid for by the department.
In addition, the department encourages firefighters to continue in other advanced emergency / fire state certified courses and these are also paid for by the department. We have training on just about every Monday night of the year.
For more information regarding volunteering as a firefighter, please contact the WFD by calling (608) 849-5488. Even if we are not hiring, we hold applications for future consideration.