Become a Firefighter

WFD PatchFinancial Incentive

$10.92 per hour for meetings, trainings, and fire calls. $20 per hour for medical calls while assigned to the station crew.

Retirement benefit of $62,000 after serving for 20 years of service.


Scheduled shifts on Monday nights from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm include meeting and training obligations. In addition, firefighters sign up for a minimum of six station crew shifts per month. Station crew shifts are eight hour shifts during which firefighters maintain less than a five-minute response time to the fire station. When not scheduled for a shift, firefighters respond to a minimum of 30% of all calls (there are approximately 10 all calls per month).


  • Incredible Training
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Teamwork
  • Brotherhood/Sisterhood of the Fire Service
  • Strong Performance Resulting from High Expectations
  • Responding to Emergency Calls and Helping People in Your Community
  • Great Friendships
  • A Second Family within the Fire Department

Join Our Team!

We are seeking the following candidates:

  • All Genders
  • All Racial and Ethnic Categories
  • Daytime Availability
  • Nighttime Availability
  • Single
  • Married
  • Life Experience
  • Limited Life Experience
  • We are Seeking You…WE NEED YOU! APPLY TODAY!
  • Please submit a resume and employment application by 4:00 p.m. on June 7th by email

*candidates must be willing to learn new skills, work as part of a high performing team, be 21 years of age, live within 10 minutes of the station, and have a valid drivers license.

Most importantly, we need positive mindsets with strong work ethics who strive in a team environment.

Watertown Fire Department Employment Application