Internship Program

Internships have been used as a stepping stone to help individuals get an edge in their chosen career. Our internship program could be your stepping stone. In today’s fire service, Emergency Medical Service (EMS) has become an integral part of a firefighter’s job requirements. The Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department offers both fire and EMS experience to our interns. We provide our interns the opportunity to receive EMS certification to the Wisconsin Advanced EMT Level, State of Wisconsin Firefighter II Certification, Motor Pump Operator – Pumper, and Fire Inspector while achieving your Associate’s Degree in Fire Science from Madison Area Technical College.

Our intern firefighter/EMTs will also experience the camaraderie of living in a firehouse while performing assigned duties as a team. In order to qualify to be an intern with our department you must be enrolled in or on the waiting list for the Fire Protection Program at Madison Area Technical College.  If selected, your internship will last for the duration of the associate’s degree program (2 years). Our department offers four in house trainings per month to help keep our staff trained to today’s ever changing standards. The Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department provides financial assistance for additional trainings and classes. Our internship is a chance to receive the needed training, experience, and life skills to help you succeed in a career in the fire/EMS service.

We are not currently accepting applications for our internship program. The next anticipated hiring process will be in the first quarter of 2022. Please check back at that time.


  • be a United States citizen
  • be at least 18 years of age prior to starting Madison College’s Associate Degree Program
  • be a high school graduate or possess a high school equivalency diploma
  • Enrolled in or on the waiting list for the Fire Science Associate’s Degree Program at Madison College
  • possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license
  • must be of good mental and physical health
  • pass a physical agility/written examination
  • pass a pre-employment medical/drug screening

Qualities desirable in a firefighter/emt:

  • motivation to serve
  • effective communication skills
  • good physical, mental, emotional health
  • ability to exercise sound judgment
  • strong sense of responsibility
  • compassion in all situations
  • ability to work as team member
  • honesty and integrity
  • good problem-solving skills
  • desire to work hard
  • sense of humor