Shorewood Hills Fire Department
Shorewood Hills Internship Program began in 1998 when the Village Hall
moved out of the Fire Station to a new location two blocks down the
street. The Fire Station was remodeled to accommodate four live-in
Interns. Small upgrades have
been made to the offices, dorm room and facilities over the years.
We now have living quarters for six Interns as well as EMS
Our Interns work 24-hour shifts rotating a one day on, two days off schedule. When not in school, Interns are on-duty at the Fire Station ready to respond to all EMS and Fire Department emergency calls up to their level of training. Interns are also on call for some non-emergency service calls as directed by Department officers.
Interns are paid a modest monthly
stipend which includes a base rate plus incentive pay for each
certification obtained. The Interns are paid a differential rate
when covering for the Village's administrative staff on a holiday.
Interns also receive partial reimbursement for classes and books.
Interns may also earn extra money by taking EMS on-duty shifts during
their time off.
During regular business hours Interns assist our full-time staff with pre-emergency planning, fire inspections, maintenance and other tasks. Interns perform daily vehicle readiness checks, inventory surveys and cleaning. After business hours Interns serve as a point of contact for Village residents by taking messages or directing calls to the appropriate departments.
candidates have been accepted into MATC's Fire Protection Technician
Program or are completing similar coursework at the university or other
tech school. Our Intern program runs concurrently with MATC's two
year associate degree program. Successful
completion of MATC coursework and our Internship program will include
some, if not all, of the following certifications:
EMT-Basic, Ambulance Driver, Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Fire
Inspector and Apparatus Driver-Operator.
Interns join in regular departmental training sessions every Thursday evening. Supplemental training sessions specifically for our Interns provide extra hands-on training, specific skill training, a field trip to the 9-1-1 communications center or similar activity. Interns are expected to attend 100% of the department's training sessions, our Fourth of July celebration and other Departmental events throughout the year.
The Shorewood Hills Internship Program provides a hands-on touch you may not get elsewhere. Enthusiastic people capable of learning new skills, following direction as well as working unsupervised are encouraged to apply. Recruitment typically begins each year in March for a June 1 start date. Positions open up periodically at other times of the year.
Please contact Chief Keith Anderson (608-267-2680 / email@example.com) if you have any questions or would like to apply.
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