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Jeff Dykes
Fire Department Hiring Process Coordinator
Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

(715) 855-7529 


The Regional Fire Department Hiring Process is held at the CVTC Emergency Services Education Center. View directions.

Participating Depts

Chippewa Falls Fire and Emergency Services
Chippewa Fire District
Eau Claire
La Crosse
Red Wing
Stevens Point
Wisconsin Rapids


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Fire Department Hiring

​The 2014 Regional Fire Department Hiring Process is now closed.  Thanks to all of the candidates for applying.  Please direct questions and/or concerns to the Hiring Process Coordinator.


This year's hiring process is completely paperless. Please review the material contained on this website to ensure a successful application. If you have any questions pertaining to the hiring process or the CPAT exam, please contact us.


​Understand the Requirements


​Prepare & Scan Required Materials

All certifications, licensures, and documents are highly encouraged to be scanned so they can be attached to your application. You will need to scan and save your documents prior to starting your application. If you do not scan and attach your documents, a department may request hard copies of them later in the process.

Documents to scan:

  • State Driver's License

  • DD214 if you are claiming Veterans Preference

  • Resume

  • Proof of certifications and licensures


Set Aside Some Time​

The application is very detailed. You will be able to save your application and come back at a later date to finish it. However,  once you submit your application, you will not be able to revise or alter the information. Make sure the application is filled out completely and accurately before submitting.


​Have Access to a Printer Before You Start

It is highly recommended that you print your application for your records. You will be given the opportunity to print the application after submitting.


2014 Timeline


​Date & Time ​Event

1/13 at 8am​

​Application period opens

2/10 at 5pm​

​Application period closes

2/12 - 2/28​

​Candidates are mailed confirmation letters with department(s) acceptance along with CPAT/Written test information

from 7-9pm

​Partial CPAT practice session
(only parts of the CPAT course will be constructed)

from 1-4pm​

​Full CPAT practice session

from 1-4pm​

​Full CPAT practice session

4/25 or 4/26​

​Official CPAT and written exam