Chelsea Area Fire Authority Hiring

(3 Non-SAFER openings)

Firefighter position requires skills and abilities in: combating and extinguishing fires; performing rescues; providing emergency medical services (as assigned); conducting fire safety inspections and education; conducting pre-incident planning walk-throughs; apparatus driving and operational actions; participation in training programs; station, vehicle, and equipment maintenance. This description shall supersede any description for this position previously approved.

Once all documents have been received by March 31, 2019, an oral interview will be scheduled for those applicants that are still being considered. Notification of dates and times will be posted at a later date. The eligibility list will last for a 2 year period from the date that is officially created.




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A Quick Survey


At this time, I am completing my fourth and final year of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP).  As a program requirement, an applied research project (ARP) has to be completed, which I selected the development of a succession planning program as the subject matter.

The following will link you to this voluntary and anonymous, on-line survey through Survey Monkey.

All your professional experiences and perspectives are unique and valued.  The survey is comprised of thirteen (13) questions, which is a matter of point and click; however, opportunities are available to comment as well, which is encouraged, but not necessary.

Thank you advance for your time and attention with this request.

Sincerely and respectfully,

Andy Box

Job Posting – City of Saline


Position Title: Firefighter
Position Type: Full Time
Compensation: Annual Salary starting at $41,681
The Fire Department provides excellent employee benefits including but not limited to health & dental care, 457B retirement plan.

Position Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, Lieutenants and Sergeants. Participates in fire suppression, prevention, general rescue activities, and emergency medical techniques in order to protect the lives and property of the public.

Required Minimum Qualifications:
⦁ Must be at least 18 years of age and legally eligible to work in the United States.
⦁ High School diploma or equivalent.
⦁ A valid Michigan Driver’s License and an insurable driving record are required, along with the ability to complete
specialized driver’s training courses related to emergency vehicles. Must have and maintain a good driving record.
⦁ Must be willing to work a variety of shifts.
⦁ Has not been convicted of a felony.
⦁ Must pass a complete physical exam with drug screen, including vision/hearing tests, and a psychological exam
prior to hire.
⦁ Must be able to perform the essential job functions as set forth in “Saline Area Fire Department Essential Job
Functions” with or without accommodation.

Must be current in the following certifications:
⦁ State of Michigan Firefighter I and II Certification (including State Driver’s Certification)
⦁ State of Michigan EMT Basic or Higher
⦁ Current CPR card
⦁ Haz-Mat Operations
⦁ Candidate Physical Agility Testing (CPAT) (by hiring date)



YOU MUST SUBMIT ONLY THE DOCUMENTS BELOW TO: or mail to: Saline Area Fire Department
Attn: Carol Joyce
100 N. Harris Street
Saline, MI 48176

1) Completed Saline Area Fire Department Application (found at
2) Copies of all Above-Stated Certifications
3) Cover Letter and Resume

We are an equal opportunity employer; M/F/D/V encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, marital status, height, weight, genetic information, and any other protected status.

Posting Date: March 9, 2018  Deadline to Apply: March 23, 2018; 5:00 P.M.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  Saline Area Fire Department is not responsible for applications received after the deadline. No phone calls please.


Firefighter Job Posting- Saline 2018

U of M Ergonomics Tests

Hello WAMAA members.

I was contacted by Mr. Chuck Woolley of the University of Michigan’s Center for Ergonomics.  He is in need of 12 firefighters to test a new motorized ladder-mill designed for NIOSH.  His statements are below and a flyer with registration instructions is attached.


The National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety will be doing a major national study of firefighter ladder climbing for aerial ladders.   The study is to compare 12″ vs. 14″ rung spacing for future aerial ladder equipment specifications and will be performed in Morgantown, West Virginia, where NIOSH is headquartered.

The Center for Ergonomics here at U of Michigan has designed the ladder-mill for NIOSH and is doing some initial tests. We are in need of 12 firefighters to test the motorized ladder-mill.

The sponsors of this project include the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.

Subjects will be paid $25/hour for up to four hours and mileage to and from Tecumseh where the device is located.

Thank you for your consideration.


Chuck Woolley

Research Area Specialist Lead, Lecturer II
Room G624 IOE
Center for Ergonomics
Industrial and Operations Engineering
University of Michigan