The Pubic Safety Department is enhanced by a compliment of 30 paid-on-call Firefighters and EMTs. This group of men and women are trained and perform firefighting and emergency medical duties at the same level as the full-time officers.
The paid-on-call personnel (POCs) are activated by pager and operate two engine companies based out of the Ponderosa Avenue Station. The station, vehicles, and equipment are maintained by the POC personnel.
The POCs also staff a Firewatch Patrol during all home Green Bay Packer football games. This detail patrols the areas of the village adjacent to Lambeau Field looking for potential fire and safety hazards. They provide a quick response for any emergencies that do occur in the area.
Several of the POC staff are also members of the special operations unit "Squad Co. 1". This unit responds to technical rescue and unique situations which require a higher level of training and capability than conventional Fire/Rescue responders.
In addition to responding to emergencies, the POC staff are involved in many public education and civic activities. The POCs assist in Fire Prevention Week and National Night Out events, Ashwaubenon Days at the National Railroad Museum, March of Dimes Walk America, and Ashwaubenon High School Homecoming activities. The POC personnel are proud to be involved in both the safety and civic pride of the community.
The paid-on-call personnel meet the first three Monday evenings of the month. There is a general business meeting and two training meetings which cover various Fire and EMS topics. All meetings conclude with a work detail of station and vehicle maintenance.
The hiring process for paid-on-call personnel is through the establishment of an eligibility list. The eligibility list is compliled by the submission of an application, oral interview, physical agility test, and background check. POC openings are then filled from the eligibility list. No prior experience is required to be considered for employment.
Applications for paid-on-call are accepted at any time and are retained until the next eligibility process is held. Applications can be obtained through the Ashwaubenon Public Safety website under the heading "Job Applications" or by stopping in the Holmgren Way Station at 2155 Holmgren Way.