Local emergency services personnel form an important part of any community. We are here to protect and help you whenever we are needed, and we can get help to you in a very short period of time. Firefighters in particular do a whole range of jobs, varying from fighting fires to helping at all sorts of incidents, emergency and non-emergency. We might be called to natural disasters, a medical emergency, road or highway accidents or a chemical spill. When an emergency happens, firefighters respond to the station and take the trucks to the scene of an emergency.
The City of Fenton Fire Department is made up of paid-on-call volunteers who are residents of our local community. Many of us are your neighbors, co-workers or friends. Fenton's firefighters do not live at the fire station, nor do they spend all day working a shift at the station. We are a group of men and women who do everyday jobs, but are ready to go at the moment that a call comes in. We might be builders, lawn mowers, farmers, business owners, plumbers, a stay at home Mom or Dad, shop workers or service technicians. But when the call comes, we become part of a dedicated team ready to face any emergency. We may be "paid-on-call volunteer", but we are trained and capable people on the front line of saving lives and property.
There is currently a shortage of daytime personnel at the moment of people who will turn out and help in an emergency from 8AM to 5PM approximately. This is particularly true in small towns and rural areas because nowadays there are fewer people who live and work in their own local community. You might be just the person to fill in this gap. Wouldn't you like to be able to help your friends and neighbors in a very real and practical way? You would get paid for doing it too! Firefighters come in all shapes and sizes and various backgrounds, although it's a tough job, you need to be fit and healthy to perform certain tasks. So, what do you have to do to join these "ordinary" people? If you are interested, click here to review the requirements and fill out a job application.
No, this is not a real house fire! Here is a group shot of the fire department during a training burn exercise in Tyrone Township, doesn't this look like fun!