Intern Program

Intern Firefighter

The North Shore Fire Department runs an Intern Firefighter program.  This unpaid internship is designed to help transition candidates into a career in the fire service.  Interns are expected to perform, at a minimum, the equivalent of a 24-hour ride along per month.  This requirement can be attained in many different combinations and does not have to be completed all at once.  Interns are welcome at Department Wide Training (DWT).  These trainings are typically held two times per month and each session is offered multiple times.  


  • High School Diploma
  • 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Individual mentoring will be offered to candidates who are in pursuit of their Firefighter I certification and EMT-Basic or Paramedic Licensure.  

Qualified candidates must successfully pass oral interviews, a background investigation, medical examination and drug screen.  Candidates must provide a Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) certificate within one year of the start of the Internship.  Additionally, candidates must obtain State of Wisconsin Firefighter I certification and State of Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician License within two years of the start of the internship. 

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