Since 1949 The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department has been evolving from a complete volunteer organization to an all hazards able part-time paid on-premise fire and rescue service.
The members of the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department recognize that the support from this community is unmatched. It is our honor to provide the most value-driven fire and rescue services possible.
The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department provides all-hazards emergency response. For added value, the department works in conjunction with neighboring departments to provide a seamless emergency response.
The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department is your pathway to a successful career in the Fire Service...
The Village of Winthrop Harbor is ideally located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee, situated along the shores of Lake Michigan in northern Lake County. Winthrop Harbor is bordered by the State of Wisconsin to the north, Lake Michigan to the east, and the City of Zion to the south and west.
The Village's prime location offers residents and tourists access to beaches, 240 acres of forest preserves, and North Point Marina -- the largest marina on the Great Lakes. These destinations attract nearly one million visitors to the Village annually.
The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department responds to fire, medical, and rescue calls for service along the Lake Michigan shore.
On behalf of the women and men of the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department, I would like to invite you to become part of an organization with a rich history of producing high-quality Fire Service Professionals. Our greatest asset is our personnel.
We seek to recruit highly skilled and motivated candidates for these challenging, dynamic, and rewarding career opportunities.
The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department is dedicated and committed to providing the highest level of service to the communities we serve. I encourage you to pursue a career with the department and take advantage of the opportunity to join an exceptional team.
Our general duties are fire fighting work, extinguishing, and preventing fires, providing first response emergency medical service, and operating and maintaining the protection of life and property by fire fighting, rescue and fire prevention activities.
Experience is a critical factor, especially when it comes to securing a position with a career department, and without an adequate amount of experience, you risk getting passed up for a job vacancy you are actually qualified for.
Our Staff not only serve their community but are equally more visible and active members of their community. This is primarily because the work that fire departments perform in the community has a direct impact on the people you know and interact with daily.
As part of the WHFD, you will benefit from a sense of accomplishment, pride as well as and achievement that comes with the type of work you’ll do.
You will learn new skills from the best firefighting experts, make new friends, be part of a dedicated department, give back to your community, become a pillar, and make a real difference in the community where you live.
The Winthrop Harbor Fire Department offers hours for monthly commitments for staff. And it is upon you to choose the best schedule that suits you. This, of course, gives you an excellent opportunity to involve yourself in other paying jobs, education, and also carry out your daily family responsibilities.
while recruiting career firefighters, most fire departments often give preference to candidates who have previous experience in fire or EMS.
It is also important to note that the valuable and extensive training you get at the WHFD not only helps you in your career growth but in your personal life as well.
Working for the WHFD is a great way to strengthen and expand your professional network. When the time comes to seek a professional reference, someone to help you out with a project or something similar, or even a career recommendation, you will have potentially endless people and accomplished experts to turn to.
These are the minimum requirements to be paid for Part-Time Firefighters for the Winthrop Harbor Fire Department. All applicants must meet these to be accepted into the program.
- Have a high school diploma or GED
-18 years of age or older at the time of the application
- Have a valid driver's license
- Applicants must have no felony convictions and must not have misdemeanor convictions that preclude service as a firefighter by statute (65 ILCS 5/10-1-7.1(i)).
- Have an Illinois State EMT- Basic license or EMT-P
- Completed State of Illinois Basic Firefighter Certification from an accredited academy.