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ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF – FULL TIME The City of Altoona, WI, population 9,320 invites applications from highly qualified fire professionals to join and lead the Altoona Fire Department.  The successful applicant will have, at a minimum, the following:


·         A valid WI driver’s license

·         Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services Certification for Fire Detection, Prevention, & Suppression Inspector License

·         Certified State of Wisconsin Fire Inspector I

·         Certified State of Wisconsin Firefighter II

·         Certified State of Wisconsin Fire Officer I

·         FEMA certificates: IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, & IS-800b  

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         7-years of demonstrated progressive fire leadership experience

·         Fire Officer supervisory experience

·         Residency within 10 minutes response time to the fire station within one year of hire


Pre-employment screening is required.


Expectation of a starting date after January 1, 2024.


Salary range is $61,659.40-$79,276.37 + excellent benefits.


For a full position description and application, go to, call 715-839-6092, or email


To apply, send application, cover letter, a résumé to include any certifications, and 3 professional references to the City of Altoona, Attn: HR-Asst Fire Chief, 1303 Lynn Ave, Altoona, WI 54720, or email to  Posting will close on Wednesday, December 27th, 2023 at 4 p.m. and the review of the Applicant’s materials will begin on December 28th, 2023.


Posted 12/18/23