ENCORE: Waukee Fire Department Experiencing Growing Pains; Now Hiring On-Call Firefighters
The Waukee Fire Department has seen an uptick in calls in the last few months creating a need for additional on-call firefighters.
“We’re 75 calls ahead of where we were at this time last year," Robinson said. "We’ve never seen an increase like that. It’s mainly EMS, but it’s also fire. We’re definitely on-pace for a record year.”
For that reason, the fire department is looking for on-call firefighters.
These positions, according to the city of Waukee website, staff the station with fulltime employees 24/7 and are paid for time worked. In addition, if the employee lives within a set distance from the fire station, they would respond to calls when available from their home.
No experience is necessary and, if selected, the Waukee Fire Department will provide the required training and certification through a recruit academy. Preference will be given to those who do live in or near Waukee.
What does an on-call firefighter do? They will:
- Respond to emergencies from station and/or home (fire, medical, and rescue).
- Perform routine truck and equipment maintenance.
- Perform station maintenance and routine house duties.
- Perform mandatory re-inspections and fee assessments.
- Conduct school visits.
- Perform annual equipment testing, including hose and ladder testing.
- Maintain positive public relations through tours and visits.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Applications are available on the city's website, and should be mailed or delivered to:
Waukee Fire Department
Attn: Clint Robinson
1300 S.E. L.A. Grant Parkway
PO Box 937
Waukee, IA 50263
Applications must be submitted by June 1 for consideration.