Job Opening

Firefighter

OVERVIEW

Department

Fire Department

location

Fire Stations 1 & 2, Ferndale MI

Salary Range

$46,618 to $63,302, depending upon medical certification status upon hire

Exempt / Non-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. Think you have what it takes to join the ranks of the FFD? Check out the qualifications and certs below.

Qualifications

Required

  • Valid operator’s license
  • 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.

Desired

  • Paramedic license valid in the State of Michigan
  • Firefighter I and II certificates from a State of Michigan certified Fire Academy
  • Valid State of Michigan Emergency Medical Services (a minimum of EMT) license

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.

Learn More

For more information, check out the full job description.