• On-Call Firefighter

    City of Newaygo
    Job Description
    Do you have the urge to be part of something greater? How about serving your community in it's greatest time of need? If so, we would be interested in talking with you about becoming an on-call firefighter for the Newaygo Fire District.

    Those individuals that meet the established minimum qualifications will be scheduled to take a written and practical test. Applicants passing the testing phase of the process are selected to participate in a structured oral interview. Successful candidates must then pass a background investigation and post-offer physical examination before appointment as an on-call firefighter.

    Qualifications:
    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
    • Must be a US Citizen, meet Michigan residency requirements, and be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment
    • Must live or work within the boundaries of the Newaygo Fire District. (exceptions for this may be made for special circumstances.) 
    • The applicant must be able to speak clearly and be understood
    • Maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license; no more than 5 points to be hired
    • No felony or gross misdemeanor convictions
    • Be able respond to a minimum of 15% of calls dispatched to the department.
    • Applicant must be physically capable of:
      • Bending and stretching to accomplish tasks of pushing, pulling, grasping and carrying of objects having a weight of 50 pounds or more
      • Donning and wearing approximately fifty pounds of protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus
      • Engaging in crawling, walking, climbing, prying, chopping, and carrying scenarios
      • Occasionally dragging weights up to 165 pounds for seventy feet
      • Climbing ladders varying in length from 14’ to 36’
      • Withstanding periods of overheating and chilling, often in wet clothing
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