I want to be a Firefighter and EMT

How to be a Firefighter/EMT

What does it take to be a Volunteer Firefighter? Very simple; Heart, Dedication, Willing to serve your Community.

Tittabawassee Township fire Department will pay for you to attend the needed programs to become a State of Michigan Certified Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. All you need to do is commit the time and effort to pass these programs. Also at a minimum the following will apply:

  • At a min you must be 18 years of age.
  • You must have a good driving record.
  • No Felonies
  • Must pass a Pre-Employment Physical and Annual Physical.

What to Expect

  • Once you submit an application, you will be interviewed by some of the firefighters.
  • Once approved to start training, you will be given the needed safety equipment to start training and make calls.
  • You will be enrolled in the Saginaw County Fire Chiefs Association Firefighters Academy which generally starts in October and goes till April. Expect to go two days a week and every other Saturday as needed. Day and Night Classes are available. This program is approximately 300 hours of instruction and hands on programs. This covers the requirements for Firefighter I&II Certification, HAZMAT Operations, Emergency Vehicle Drivers Training, and Basic First Aid/CPR.
  • Once the Fire Academy is complete we will send you to an EMT Class. This program is generally two days a week with an occasional Saturday. Some classes are a Hybrid of Classroom and on line. This program is approximately 150 hours of class time and clinical experience.
Now you are ready to serve your community and possibly set you up for experience to further your career in the Fire or EMS Services.

I want to be a Firefighter and EMT