• City of Port Huron Taking Applications
    Posted On: Oct 30, 2018

    Fire Fighter



    GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  To perform a variety of tasks when engaged in the combating, extinguishing and prevention of fires; answer medical calls, extricate and rescue individuals from fires and entrapment, respond to hazardous materials calls, and the operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus and quarters; and to perform related work as required.

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Work is performed under the supervision of a superior officer.

    TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:  An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following:  (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

    • Respond to fire alarms with fire company, connect and control hose lines and nozzles, erect ladders, turn water on or off and use extinguishers, axes, hooks and lifelines.
    • Operate fire fighting apparatus, pumps and other auxiliary fire equipment.
    • Respond to emergency calls removing persons from danger and/or applying emergency medical techniques for life-threatening injuries.
    • Respond to rescue calls, operate auxiliary power equipment and/or deploy rescue boat and other gear during search and rescue work.
    • Perform general maintenance work in the upkeep of a fire station, clean and wash walls, care for grounds and make minor repairs.
    • Wash, hang and dry hose.
    • Wash, clean and polish fire apparatus.
    • Prepare meals.
    • Participate in fire prevention inspections.
    • Make periodic inspections, flow tests and maintenance of fire hydrants.
    • Post to daily station log, prepare accident and fire reports and other records.
    • Participate in overhaul and salvage operations.
    • Participate in drills and other departmental training functions.
    • Perform related work as required.


    • Knowledge of the geography, streets and principal locations in the city.
    • Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations.
    • Mechanical aptitude and mental alertness.
    • Physically sound and active and must meet height, weight and physical requirements as established by policy.
    • Willingness to perform any assigned task.
    • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees.

    An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience:

    • Graduation from an accredited high school, plus some responsible work experience.
    • Must have Fire Fighter Phase I and II training as required by the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council (Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs).
    • Must possess a valid Michigan Basic EMT certification or higher.
    • Must have Hazardous Materials Operation Level.
    • Must have and required to maintain a valid State of Michigan driver=s license

    Additional Requirements:

    • Must be 18 years of age.
    • A United States citizen.
    • No felony convictions.
    • Current passing EMPCO test score.
    • Current passing CPAT (Candidate Physical Agility Test).
      • For information on taking the CPAT visit: 


    Working Hours:  24-hour shift rotation; Fire Department operates 24-hours per day / 365 days per year

    Salary Range:  $44,104 - $58,804 annually

    Benefit Package, including: 

    • Paid vacation and sick leave
    • Healthcare, dental, life and optical insurance
    • Pension program
    • Deferred compensation plan (457)
    • Healthcare savings plan.

    Date Posted:  Friday, October 19, 2018

    Application Deadline:  Friday, December 28, 2018

    To Apply: 

    • Job applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from www.porthuron.org
    • A resume, cover letter and copies of the following certificates must accompany the completed job application:
      • Fire Fighter Phase I and II
      • EMT Certification or higher
      • EMPCO Test Results
      • CPAT Test Results
    • If mailed, it must be postmarked by the deadline date listed above.
    • Original job applications will be accepted in-person or by mail at:

    City of Port Huron

    Human Resources

    100 McMorran Blvd.

    Port Huron, MI  48060



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