City of Ypsilanti – Job Posting

The City of Ypsilanti is establishing an Eligibility List for Fire Fighter/EMT.



The Fire Fighter/EMT is responsible for extinguishing fires, responding to emergency calls and performing emergency medical techniques in order to protect and minimize the loss of life and property. Beside fire suppression and medical emergencies assignments include but are not limited to; public education, building inspections, maintenance of the fire station, and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment. Assignments are received and are carried out under considerable judgment, initiative and skill in a variety of cases and must be able to act without direct supervision in completing work.

  • Knowledge of human physiology
  • Knowledge of modern firefighter techniques and methods
  • Knowledge of the city geography and street system
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public
  • Ability to operate firefighting equipment and apparatus to include truck, hydraulics, hose and ladder
  • Ability to carry equipment over 70 pounds and lift victims of 120 pounds
  • Ability to pass the Washtenaw Medical Control Authority Basic EMT Test within 12 months of hiring



  • Responds to fire alarms; analyzes situation at scene and operates accordingly; operates pumps; performs search and rescue runs; extinguishes fire and ensures area is safe before leaving scene
  • Responds to emergency calls and performs rescue and emergency work in both fire and non-fire situations; performs emergency medical techniques at scene and prepares follow-up report on call
  • Acts as a dispatcher; answers emergency phone calls; gathers important and necessary information and relays to shift on duty; maintains log of emergency calls taken and also answers general inquiries from public
  • Restores and maintains trucks and equipment to ensure they are operational and ready for emergencies
  • Participates continually in educational programs, training and practice drills; participates in EMT refresher course to maintain EMT certification
  • Maintains public relations with the community; provides fire prevention classes and fire station tours
  • Performs a number of housekeeping and maintenance duties in and around the fire station
  • Performs other related duties as assigned within knowledge, skills and abilities set forth


REQUIREMENTS: Proof of the following must be submitted with application:

  • U.S. Citizen (copy of passport or birth certificate)
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license with good record (copy of driver’s license)
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • State of Michigan *Firefighter I & II Certification preferred
  • State of Michigan *EMT Basic Certification preferred
  • Valid certificate of completion of Conference of Western Wayne written and physical ability tests.
  • Current ARC or AHA CPR certification
  • A current Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Certification or equivalent is preferred
  • Hazardous Material Operation Level is preferred
  • Provide proof of any additional certifications and/or degrees attained

*Preference will be given to applicants that have EMT Basic and Firefighter I and II certification

Applicants must have completed the Conference of Western Wayne written test and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) to be eligible.

Schoolcraft College Training Center offers written and physical ability tests for the Conference of Western Wayne. Call the Schoolcraft Assessment Center at 734-462-4806 to register.

Written test dates: June 9, July 14, August 11.

Physical ability test dates: June 2, June 30, July 28.



The deadline for application is July 31, 2018.

Applicants must attached their resume to the online application.

Applicants must email proof of the listed requirements directly to the Fire Chief at

Applicants must be able to pass an extensive background check.

Entry Level Firefighter Application Process – Superior Township



The Charter Township of Superior will be accepting applications beginning Monday July 10, 2017 through Thursday August 24, 2017 for entry level firefighter. This process will be used to establish an eligibility list for 2 years. Duties of a firefighter include work in the protection of life and property; to operate and assist in maintaining equipment,apparatus and facilities; and to participate in rescue and fire prevention activities.



Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Must be a U.S. citizen

Must have a high school diploma or equivalent

Must have a valid Michigan driver’s license with good record and no more than 6 pts in the last 5years



Michigan Firefighter Training Council Firefighter I&II Certification

State of Michigan or Equivalent Emergency Medical Technician— Basic License

Valid certificate of completion of Conference of Western Wayne written and physical agility testing (All certifications must be valid at time of application and job offer)

Photo Identification will be required for all phases of the application process and should be submitted with application packet



Information on testing opportunities can be obtained by contacting Schoolcraft College Testing Center at 734-462-4806.

Applications must be received by the Human Resource Department no later than 4:00p.m. Thursday August 24, 2017.

Interested candidates should contact the Charter Township of Superior Human Resource Department 3040 N. Prospect Road, Superior Township, Michigan 48198, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday or via e-mail to

WCTRT Water Rescue Group

Hello WAMAA members!

Below is the press release sent out by our Technical Rescue Team.  Please let it be known that the water rescue division of the TRT is equipped, trained, and ready for activation whenever needed.

April 2, 2017


The Washtenaw Area Mutual Aid Association, in cooperation with the Washtenaw County Homeland Security Task Force and the Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team are proud to announce the Water Rescue group of the Technical Rescue Team.

The Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team (WCTRT) was developed to respond to complicated rescue situations throughout Washtenaw County that require specialized skills and equipment. These specialized or technical rescues include rope, confined space, trench, and building collapse rescue incidents. Area fire departments also identified a need for assistance in responding to emergencies involving people in and around water. These types of incidents could involve canoeists overturned in swift water currents of the Huron River, or people trapped in their cars during floods. It was a natural fit to expand the WCTRT to be able to respond to these types of emergencies.

The water rescue group is comprised of personnel from Fire Departments throughout Washtenaw and Livingston County as well as paramedics from Huron Valley Ambulance. The group is currently comprised of 16 members lead by the WCTRT operational staff. Management oversight is provided by a board of fire chiefs from across the county.

The team operates with two rescue squads, and a boat, as well as a utility truck and an additional boat from Ann Arbor. Currently these rescue vehicles are stored in the Dexter area, Ann Arbor Township. and Ann Arbor city fire stations. The Fire Departments there have agreed to deploy them anywhere the team is needed.

The team trains once monthly. After nearly 200 hours of training to include practicing multiple realistic scenarios that involve rescuing persons trapped in or around water, the group is now operational.

The training and equipment to properly address these incidents is very expensive. And the risk level has been extremely high to the first responders attempting the rescue. While the rescue efforts in the past have been the responsibility of the local fire departments, this team will provide for a local, central, organized resource that can respond with state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained rescuers to handle incidents such as these in the future.

Funding for the team comes from a myriad of sources. Much of the equipment was purchased under grants made available by the Washtenaw County Homeland Security Task Force under grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Two of the response vehicles were donated to the team by Huron Valley Ambulance. Also, some existing equipment was made available by the City of Ann Arbor Fire Department. Members of the team also solicited donations to include one of the boats and some of the personal protective equipment. Compensation for the members, while they are training or deployed, is the responsibility of the emergency service agency they are members of. Ongoing operational expenses are expected to be covered by the Fire Departments in Washtenaw County under cost recovery ordinances that are designed to recoup response costs from incidents that require the deployment of the team.

The Team is a great example of a cooperative working agreement involving many agencies and jurisdictions that addresses a regional need in a very cost effective manner.

For further information, please contact Director Mike Chevrette of the Washtenaw County Technical Rescue Team at