Fire Rescue

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We have a spot for you!

The City of Manitowoc Fire Rescue Department uses continuous recruitment efforts to hire dedicated Firefighter/Paramedics. The recruitment process information, job overviews, and applications can be found by visiting the Fire and Rescue Recruitment Process page through Human Resources.

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"Protecting Manitowoc's Quality of Life since 1883."

Our Firefighters/Paramedics service you 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - all year round. For all ambulance emergencies and non-emergencies please call 9-1-1.

Mission Statement

The Manitowoc Fire Rescue Department is committed to protecting the people and property within our city. We will be responsive to the needs of our citizens and visitors by providing rapid, professional, humanitarian services essential to the health, safety, and well-being of the city. Our members will work hard every day to maintain the highest professional standards and to earn the public trust through their actions.

Vision Statement

The Manitowoc Fire Rescue Department is dedicated to remaining a progressive and innovative fire department that ensures a safe community. We shall strive to provide the best public service through innovative training, ongoing education, and cutting edge equipment. Our ultimate goal is to provide excellent fire, rescue, and EMS services. 

Core Values


Honor and Respect

We value and respect all members of the organization. We respect those that came before us and will strive to make the organization better for those who follow.

Embrace Diversity

The Manitowoc Fire Rescue Department will embrace the diversity of the community we serve. We are dedicated to reflection and respecting that diversity through our actions and our organization. 


Teamwork is essential to the effective delivery of our service. Each member's contribution is important. We will work as a team to cooperate locally and regionally to improve service to the community and surrounding areas.

Service with Compassion

Our department is a people oriented service organization focused on helping those in need. Our members will provide the highest level of emergency services with the utmost compassion and care to anyone in need. 

Preparation for Duty

Our personnel will do everything possible to ensure that our organization is at optimum state of readiness when called upon to respond at a moment's notice. Our team members will be properly trained, equipped, supported, and focused on safe and immediate response.

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