The Village of Sussex (population 11,200) is located in Waukesha County and in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The Village is accepting applications to fill two immediate full-time Firefighter/Paramedic positions and three positions in 2022.
The Fire Department averages 850 calls per year and has a proud history of providing fire and emergency medical services to the Sussex community and mutual aid to the surrounding areas since 1922.
The Department is currently transitioning from committed and capable volunteers into a combination department staffed with full and part-time members. Throughout this transition period, the Village is proud to have received an ISO Class 2 rating and continue providing the highest level of Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedics and fully certified firefighters.
In addition to EMS and fire suppression, the Sussex Fire Department also provides other services, not limited to: fire inspection, fire prevention, fire & life safety code compliance, and public education & outreach programs.
We are a combination department, which includes 10 full-time (Fire Chief, three Lieutenants, and six Firefighter/Paramedics), part-time, and paid on-call staff. Currently the Department is authorized for one full-time Lieutenant, two full-time firefighter/paramedics and two part-time firefighter/paramedics per shift. The approved long-term staffing plan includes annual budgetary increases through 2023 of $100,000 with the goal of having one Lieutenant, three full-time firefighter/paramedics, and one part-time firefighter/paramedic per shift.