Allendale Charter Township

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Lydale Weaver

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Leslie Swart


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Summary: Firefighter
Posting Ends: Continuous
Annual Salary Range: $18.36 – $18.36
Hours: Part Time Employee
Location: Allendale Charter Township, MI, 49401
Category: Fire & EMS
Position Summary:

Do you wish to help the community you live in?

If so, and you live in Allendale Charter Township, we have a great opportunity for you! We are looking for Paid-On-Call Firefighters to join our team. If you are not already experienced, we pay for the training so that you can become a certified firefighter and Medical First Responder in the State of Michigan. The team of firefighters in Allendale offer a supportive environment for you to learn and serve the people around you.
If you live in Allendale Township and are looking for part-time work (could be days, nights, weekends, etc), we are interested in talking with you! Please upload your resume and a cover letter outlining why you think you would be a good fit for the position.
If selected, you will be invited to an orientation night so that we can explain more about the position, training, and most importantly, the time commitment it will take to be a firefighter.
Please take a look at the job description below and apply if this sounds like a good fit for you. We look forward to reviewing your information!

The starting pay rate for a Paid-On-Call Firefighter Trainee is $18.36 per hour.

The individual will work under the supervision of the highest-ranking command officer or senior firefighter, ultimately reporting up to the Fire Chief. In the absence of a command officer, the individual will work in conjunction with other firefighters, or will assume command as the most senior firefighter. May assist to coordinate, instruct, or supervise the work of other firefighters, new recruits, or other department personnel, as assigned.


General Purpose:
To protect life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities.


• Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire containment, extinguishment and overhaul tasks.
• Performs emergency medical service activities including administering first aid and providing other medical assistance as required.
• Participates in training, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects Operates radios and other communications equipment.
• Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, City and Township laws and ordinances Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities.
• Performs minor repairs to departmental equipment.
• Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment.
• Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, hazardous communications, training programs, firefighting, hazardous materials, and emergency aid activities.
• Presents programs to the community on safety, medical, and fire prevention topics Performs salvage operations.


• Ability to work independently.
• Ability to follow safety procedures to ensure safe working environment.
• No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years.
• Ability to meet departmental physical standards by passing a pre-employment physical and drug screen Successfully complete the training identified below, and receive a positive evaluation from both the Field Training Officer and Fire Chief.



• Must be 18 years or older at time of employment and have a High School Diploma or GED.
• Must possess, or able obtain by time of hire, a valid State of Michigan driver’s license without record of suspension or revocation in any state.

Please note this job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed in this job. It is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of all skills required in this job, nor is it intended to limit the authority of the Township Supervisor or any Township manager or supervisor to assign or direct the activities of employees under his or her direction. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new requirements may be assigned, at any time, with or without notice.