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Thank you for showing your interest in desiring to become a part of the Grand Rapids Fire Department Team! We are not currently accepting applications, and do not have any kind of estimate when we will once again.
It is never too early to prepare for the next time we do intend to hire. Start to prepare now! Take a look at the qualifications and resources available on this page to give you guidance in your preparations.
We have few set requirements for becoming a firefighter but they are important.
Firefighters need to be in good shape. That's why all recruits have to pass an agility test before getting hired. The agility test takes place shortly after the required written exam.
We want you to know what it takes to pass this test. That's why we include a couple videos of candidates who passed the test.
We offer great benefits to our employees, including:
After we hire our new recruits, they ago through our training academy. This is an approximately 3-month course of instruction in the classroom and hands on environments, designed to give new firefighters the knowledge and hands on skills to save lives and stay safe.
Upon successful completion of the Academy, recruits will have the following certifications:
Michigan Firefighter Training Council Firefighter I & II
Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations
Licensed as a State of Michigan Basic Emergency Medical Technician
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