BECOMING A PAID ON-CALL FIREFIGHTER
Before you make a decision to join a fire department, you should have a very good understanding of the requirements and responsibility that come along with that commitment.
First off you need to understand that this is not a social club. We take our responsibility to the community very seriously. We are allowed to enter into people's lives in a way that most people never do. We see people at their most vulnerable times and we are entrusted by the citizens to carry out our duties to the highest level of honesty, integrity and responsibility.
All members of the MAFD must complete all State of Michigan required training.
Firefighter level I & II
The MAFD also requires all firefighter personal to have and maintain a minimum of MFR licensure within 2 years. Although the MAFD only requires MFR, several firefighters are trained in higher levels such as Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.
Our department also conducts in-house training/meetings twice a month for 2-3 hours each time. Members are required to maintain a minimum of 50% attendance for all in house training's.
The department currently responds to an average of 80 calls per month. Each member of the department must maintain a minimum attendance per quarter of 12%..
In addition to the training's and calls, each member of the department is expected to assist with various committees within the Firefighters Association. And as such you will need to attend meetings and some special functions.
The department pays its members for all calls, in-house training sessions and some work details (i.e. hose testing). Members are also paid for attending some State required training.
Requirements for Joining the Milan Area Fire Department
The requirements for submitting an application for membership within the Milan Area Fire Department are as follows:
• Reside within the coverage area and be able to respond to calls.
• 18 years old or older
• High school diploma (or equivalent)
• Valid Michigan driver’s license
• Ability to attend a minimum of 50% of station training per year.
• Willingness to submit to a background and driving record check.
• Ability to participate and pass a basic physical agility test.
• Must pass a physical exam and drug screen test.
MAFD always accepts applications for Paid on Call Firefighters
If you think you are a good candidate and are willing to commit to the above requirements, please visit the Milan Area Fire Dept to pick up an application. Applications can be found hanging next to the mailbox in front of the fire station. You may also get an application from any firefighter. Applications must be completed and turned into the fire department.
The Milan Area Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer. All MAFD Firefighters are also members of the Washtenaw and Monroe Mutual Aid Associations.