(Beaver Dam) Following a successful referendum, the Beaver Dam Fire Department is looking to hire six new positions. Last week, voters approved a binding referendum to fund the half dozen positions including both firefighters and paramedics on a two-to-one margin. The hiring’s were the conclusion of a staffing study that also recommends the construction of a northside substation, which was not part of the referendum. The additional staff are expected to reduce overtime costs by up to $110-thousand dollars.
Fire Chief Alan Mannal says those interested should expect training that is both aggressive and progressive as well as a 24 hours on, 48 hours off schedule. Mannal says anyone who applies must live with 45 miles of the city, have a valid driver’s license, high school diploma or GED and a physical ability test under two years old. Salary starts at $54-thousand-dollars with up to $74-thousand possible in up to five years. Applications are due by December 10th and are available on the City of Beaver Dam’s website.