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Volunteer Positions

The DNFD is currently accepting applications for volunteer firefighters. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent and have a valid driver's license.

What You Will Learn as a Volunteer


You will learn some important life skills, such as how to prevent and fight fires, how to rescue people and sustain them in life threatening situations, and how to operate state of the art fire fighting equipment.


Volunteer firefighting is a rewarding but demanding career. You must be able to make a commitment of time, especially in the 1st year. Members are required to attend 12 of 24 drills, 6 of 12 business meetings during the year. 

Job Description

This position is responsible for serving the communities of the Village of Dane, Town of Dane, Town of Vienna in fire and rescue service. Includes:

  • Fire prevention

  • Fire suppression

  • Rescuing people

  • Sustaining life in life-threatening situations

  • Training and the maintenance of fire stations, equipment, and apparatus

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must have a valid driver's license

  • Must reside within 10 road miles of 102 W Main St, Dane, WI 53529

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Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work as a team member in carrying out a variety of assignments in emergency fire fighting situations.

  • Utilize a variety of procedures, techniques and tools for rescue purposes.

  • Perform a variety of ventilation procedures in accordance with fire fighting procedures and techniques.

  • Use a variety of manual and power tools to forcibly gain entry to structures or vehicles.

  • Perform a variety of salvage and overhaul procedures in order to minimize damage to structures affected by fire.

  • Provide a variety of public assistance and education services in response to citizen requests


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