2017 ExplosionThe Delton Fire Department has ongoing recruitment to fill current openings and establish an eligibility list for the position of paid-per-call firefighter. If you have a strong desire to serve the community you can pick up an application at the fire station or print off the application from here.

A Volunteer firefighter for the Delton Fire Department has the unique opportunity of working for one of the area's busiest and most exciting communities. DFD firefighters are provided high-caliber training, top-quality equipment, a state-of-the-art fire station, the ability to earn some extra money and respond to a high number of emergency calls. Members have opportunities to participate in many functions, such as the Tech Rescue Team, Honor Guard, and Public Education Programs. Volunteers operate and maintain equipment and apparatus and perform other duties as necessary to carry out the mission and values of the department.

The Delton Fire Department operates out of one station and covers 56 square miles which includes numerous large waterpark resorts and tourist attractions, several miles of Interstate 90/94, the popular Lake Delton, Mirror Lake, and the Wisconsin River. The Delton Fire Department responds to over 300 calls a year, hosts annual community events at the station, and participates in several special detail events details during the busy summer tourism season.

You can download a Firefighter Application (PDF) here. 

The Ideal Candidate

recruit ladderThe ideal candidate is a team player with a strong desire to help others, possessing courage and dedication to the job they are assigned, willing to take on the challenge of providing essential firefighting services at a moment's notice, willing to participate in weekly drills and respond to emergency calls.

Volunteer Benefits

The Delton Fire Department offers many great benefits, but most members will say the biggest benefit is being able to help someone else during their time of need.

  • Get paid to take classes such as Certified Firefighter 1 and 2, Driver Operator, Fire Officer, Fire Inspector, Rope Rescue Technician, Incident Command, Forest Fire Operations, Auto Extrication, Hazardous Materials, CPR, and basic first aid.
  • All uniforms, protective clothing and equipment, and books are provided.
  • Free access to the employee fitness facility located inside the station.
  • recruitMonetary Compensation
    • $20 is paid to each firefighter for the first hour of an emergency call. If the call extends beyond the first hour a firefighter is paid their hourly wage.
    • Hourly wage is commensurate with a firefighter's training level and performance. The current wage scale is from $10 per hour for entry-level firefighters to $17 hourly. If firefighters respond annually to at least 40% of emergency calls, an additional hourly rate of $3 to $8 is paid.


  • House FirePermanent year-round residency within 8 driving miles of the fire station
  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license
  • Clear background check (no felony or domestic violence convictions)
  • Physical ability exam
  • Drug screening
  • Must complete Entry Level Firefighter training after becoming employed
  • Complete one year of probation
  • Ladder TruckAbility to respond to a minimum of 20% of emergency calls during a year

Mission Statement

The Delton Fire Department will put people first, pursue excellence, embrace change, and serve our community.

To accomplish our mission, we have identified four core values:

  • Integrity - knowing and doing what is right at all times
  • Service - commit to listen, understand, and deliver the outcomes desired by those we serve
  • Pride - pursuit of excellence in ourselves and each other, accountable to those we serve, and highest ethical standard in our service
  • vehicle on fireTradition - respect and honor those who paved the way for us by cherishing their achievements and building upon their success

Delton Fire and Ambulance Commission (DFAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, DFAC will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.