Firefighters badly needed

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Fire Department is looking for men or women up to the challenge of becoming an on-call fire fighter.

Flint Township is the second busiest fire department in the county and firefighters who are available during the daytime are badly needed, said Assistant Township Fire Chief Mike Burkley. Most of the township’s 20 on-call firefighters have other day jobs, he said, adding that fires occur at all times of day and night.

Burkley is hoping to hire at least 10 on-call firefighters in time for training at the fall Fire Academy, which starts in October.

Applications can be obtained online at or at Fire Station #1, 5331 Reuben Street, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fire service experience is not necessary but preferred. All successful applicants will be trained.

Candidates also must meet the following criteria:

• Is a United States Citizen or has a Green Card

• Lives in or within 1 mile of Flint Township

• Possesses a High School Diploma or GED

• Is at least 18 years old

• Has a valid Michigan Driver’s License

• Has a cell phone and reliable vehicle transportation

• Be able to respond to emergency calls (when off work)

• Attend two trainings a month

• Successfully complete

– Police background check

– Written Test

– Physical test

– Personal interview

– Medical review

For more information, call (810) 732- 4413. The Charter Township of Flint is an equal opportunity employer.

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