Job Opening






Fire Stations 1 & 2, Ferndale MI

Salary Range

$49,471.02 to $71,543.46

Exempt / Non-Exempt


employment type

Full Time


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Seeking Firefighters!

The City of Ferndale is seeking firefighters—aka superheroes, lifesavers, educators, and general doers of awesome things! Firefighters serve and protect the community through firefighting, fire prevention, inspections, education, and ongoing training programs. Our firefighters are first responders, combating and extinguishing fires; performing rescues, hazmat responses, and life support functions; and engaging in other specialized duties under emergency conditions, frequently involving personal hazard and/or severe weather conditions. The department has a staff of 24 firefighters, 1 Fire Marshal, and 1 Administrative Assistant with an annual budget of approximately $4.5 million. Command staff are required to be Fire Inspector 1 Certified. The Department is a member of the OAKWAY mutual aid group and works collaboratively with its neighboring departments. Check out the qualifications and certs below.



  • Valid State of Michigan Emergency Medical Services (a minimum of EMT) license or are eligible for reciprocity through another state
  • Able to successfully pass a departmental criminal, civil and background investigation to the satisfaction of the department
  • Valid CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) completed and on file by offer date
  • 20/30 vision, corrected to 20/20
  • EMPCO registration and completed firefighter written exam
  • An employee in this class, upon employment, will be required to enter into and successfully complete all necessary training, including in-service training with Ferndale Fire Department and other schools to which the employee may be assigned. All employees shall receive such further training as shall be deemed necessary by the Ferndale Fire Department or mandated by the State of Michigan or United States Government.
  • Valid operator’s license


  • Paramedic license valid in the State of Michigan
  • Firefighter I and II certificates from a State of Michigan certified Fire Academy or are eligible for reciprocity through another state

Preference will be given to those candidates who have a Paramedic License that is valid in the State of Michigan. Highest preference will be given to those candidates who possess all desired qualifications.

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Please view our brochure for more information and use the link above to apply.