Part Time Fire Fighter

Description :

To apply for a Part-Time Firefighter position, you must:

  • Submit signed Waiver for Smoking & Lateral Hires
  • Submit an application
  • Submit a copy of High School Diploma or GED
  • Submit a copy of a valid driver’s license
  • Submit a resume
  • Submit copy of MI Fire Fighters Training Council FF I & II Certificates
  • Submit copy of MI Fire Fighters Training Council Driver’s Training Certificate
  • Submit copy of MI Fire Fighters Training Council HazMat Operations Certificate
  • Submit Copy of State of Michigan Medical License & Expiration Date
  • Submit Copy of current CPR card w/AED & Expiration Date
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass the Physical Ability Test
  • Meet with Fire Chief
  • Pass NFPA 1582 Physical
  • Submit to TB Test
  • Submit copy of Hepatitis B Immunizations or Signed Waiver

Nature of Work:  This is responsible skilled work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires.  Work involves training for and participating in the protection of life and property by fire fighting, fire prevention, fire education, and rescue activities.  Work includes fire fighting, rescue, emergency medical care, efficient operation of equipment, and maintenance of facilities and equipment.  Although work is performed under general supervision and established regulations, it requires initiative and an individual understanding of fire fighting, fire prevention, rescue methods, and emergency medical techniques.  Command Officers will review work is reviewed through inspections, observation, and results obtained.

Examples of Work:  A Part-Time Firefighter will work under the direction of the on shift Lieutenant, and will be assigned daily duties.  A Part-Time Firefighter will always work as part of a team of at least two at any emergency scene or hazardous situation.  A non-probationary employee of the department shall supervise the team.

  • Drives and operates fire apparatus.
  • Lays and controls hose lines, erects ladders, performs rescues, and participates in all fire fighting operations.
  • Assists with fire inspection work, pre-incident planning, and fire education.
  • Watches operation of meters and pumps and makes necessary adjustments or changes.
  • Attends training sessions in such subjects as fire fighting methods, equipment operations, hydraulics, street, hydrant and fire alarm locations, departmental activities, and complete the in house field training program.
  • Responds to rescue and emergency calls.  Administers first aid and emergency medical treatment as required.
  • Keeps the fire station in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Checks and maintains pumps, apparatus, and other firefighting equipment.
  • Performs related work as required.
  • Performs assigned vehicle and station maintenance.
  • Works a 12-Hour or 24-Hour shift

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

Desirable Qualifications for Employment:

  • Thorough knowledge of modern fire fighting equipment and its efficient use.
  • Thorough knowledge of geography, streets, and important locations in the Township.
  • Considerable knowledge of elementary principals of hydraulics as applied to firefighting activities.
  • Considerable knowledge of emergency medical techniques
  • Considerable knowledge of general fire fighting and rescue methods.
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergencies.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral instructions, to accept authority, and to work effectively with other employees.

Equipment:  Part-Time Firefighters must use PPE issued by this department only.  All assigned equipment must be left at station when not working.

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Contact : For more information, contact the Fire Department at (616) 361-2895.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled