Are you looking to develop your career as a Fire Fighter, Emergency
Medical Technician or Paramedic? Are you new to the area with fire
fighting experience elsewhere and interested in serving your new
community? Are you a retired Fire Fighter who is interested in getting
back into the business on a part-time, paid on call basis?
The Department is looking for dedicated public safety personnel who are
willing to serve the community. We welcome experienced candidates as
well as new academy graduates who are looking to gain some real world
experience as a part of their overall career development.
To apply for a position as a Fire Fighter, you must be at least 18 years
old, a high school graduate and hold Fire Fighter I or II certification
from the State of Michigan. You must also successfully complete the
Council of Western Wayne written and physical agility tests (more
), or have completed Fire Fighter training through a
Department sponsored class. Some of these requirements may be waived if
you have worked for another fire department.
The Department also accepts applications for a limited number of EMS
only positions. To apply, you must be at least 18 years old, a High
School graduate and hold a valid, current EMS license from the State of
Michigan at the EMT or Paramedic level.
The Department encourages all personnel to complete training in both the
Fire Fighting and EMS disciplines. All personnel are part-time employees
of the City of Northville, and are paid at established hourly rates.
Prior to being hired, candidates must complete a background check and
physical and psychological examinations. You do not need to live in the
City of Northville or the City of Plymouth to apply, but must live or
work close enough to our facilities so that you can respond in a timely
fashion. All personnel are required to meet the Department’s run
response standards, and need to be available for weekly training
sessions held on Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
To apply, click on the link below for an application. Applications
should be submitted to Chief Ott at Station 1, 215 W. Main Street,
Northville, Michigan 48167. If you have questions, or would like
additional information, please call 248-449-9920.
If you are 14-20 years old, and interested in our Explorer Post 1717,
please click on the “Explorer Program” link at the top of the page.