City of Port Huron Taking Applications
Posted On: Aug 09, 2017

Fire Fighter 2017



GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  To perform a variety of tasks when engaged in the combating, extinguishing and prevention of fires; answer medical calls, extricate and rescue individuals from fires and entrapment, respond to hazardous materials calls, and the operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus and quarters; and to perform related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Work is performed under the supervision of a superior officer.

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:  An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following:  (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Respond to fire alarms with fire company, connect and control hose lines and nozzles, erect ladders, turn water on or off and use extinguishers, axes, hooks and lifelines.
  • Operate fire fighting apparatus, pumps and other auxiliary fire equipment.
  • Respond to emergency calls removing persons from danger and/or applying emergency medical techniques for life-threatening injuries.
  • Respond to rescue calls, operate auxiliary power equipment and/or deploy rescue boat and other gear during search and rescue work.
  • Perform general maintenance work in the upkeep of a fire station, clean and wash walls, care for grounds and make minor repairs.
  • Wash, hang and dry hose.
  • Wash, clean and polish fire apparatus.
  • Prepare meals.
  • Participate in fire prevention inspections.
  • Make periodic inspections, flow tests and maintenance of fire hydrants.
  • Post to daily station log, prepare accident and fire reports and other records.
  • Participate in overhaul and salvage operations.
  • Participate in drills and other departmental training functions.
  • Perform related work as required.


  • Knowledge of the geography, streets and principal locations in the city.
  • Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations.
  • Mechanical aptitude and mental alertness.
  • Physically sound and active and must meet height, weight and physical requirements as established by policy.
  • Willingness to perform any assigned task.
  • Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees.

An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school, plus some responsible work experience.
  • Must have Fire Fighter Phase I and II training as required by the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council (Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs).
  • Must possess a valid Michigan Basic EMT certification or higher.
  • Must have Hazardous Materials Operation Level.
  • Must have and required to maintain a valid State of Michigan driver=s license

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • A United States citizen.
  • No felony convictions.
  • Current passing EMPCO test score.
  • Current passing CPAT (Candidate Physical Agility Test).
    • For information on taking the CPAT visit:

Working Hours:  24-hour shift rotation; Fire Department operates 24-hours per day / 365 days per year

Salary Range:  $37,290 - $57,370 annually

Benefit Package, including: 

  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Healthcare, dental, life and optical insurance
  • Pension program
  • Deferred compensation plan (457)
  • Healthcare savings plan.

Date Posted:  Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Application Deadline:  Monday, September 18, 2017

To Apply: 

  • Job applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from

  • A resume, cover letter and copies of the following certificates must accompany the completed job application:
    • Fire Fighter Phase I and II
    • EMT Certification or higher
    • EMPCO Test Results
    • CPAT Test Results
  • If mailed, it must be postmarked by the deadline date listed above.
  • Original job applications will be accepted in-person or by mail at:

City of Port Huron

Human Resources

100 McMorran Blvd.

Port Huron, MI  48060


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