Yes, the State of Wisconsin requires new firefighters to attend 60 hours of formal classroom and hands-on training before they can respond to fire emergencies. This training is paid for by the Department.
For Emergency Medical Services, the State of Wisconsin requires new EMTs to attend a minimum of 120 hours of formal classroom and training, and that they go through a licensing process to be able to provide care and run as an EMT. This is also paid for by the department.
In addition, the Department encourages firefighters and EMTs to continue in other State-certified courses and these are also paid for by the Department: