Fire Chief Posting, Saginaw

by mobrian on March 20, 2014

The Fire Chief reports directly to the City Manager. The Fire Chief is responsible for administration and supervision of a 50-member full-time department dedicated to the protection of life and property and the prevention and control of fire to a population of 51,230 located over 17.5 square miles. The Fire Department operates out of four fire stations; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Staff includes a Training Officer, a Fire Marshal and three Battalion Chiefs who direct three fire suppression shifts.

The department responded to 3,220 incidents during 2013 and has a current annual budget of $10.4M.  Fire suppression is the primary service; however, the department provides hazardous material resources, water rescue, ice rescue, fire investigation, confined space rescue, code enforcement and community education, including a school Fire Safety program. The department is also actively involved in homeland security and is one of 15 Regional Response Teams to respond to weapons of mass destruction incidents within the state. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection, Public Administration or Business highly preferred; an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in Fire Service would be considered.(Master’s preferred)
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Bangor Township Hiring a Fire Chief

by mobrian on March 20, 2014

Applications Due April 2

With the announcement of Fire Chief Donahue, Banger Township is looking to hire a replacement Fire Chief.   The position notice indicates the City is looking for the minimum requirements of firefighter II, Fire Officer and graduate of the National Fire Academy EFO program or the applicant should have their Chief Fire Officer Designation.

Starting salary is around $58,000 see the attachments for more information!

Bangor Fire Chief Job Description

Posting Notice


Midwest Vendor Show April 3 in Novi

March 12, 2014

Midwest Largest One-Day Fire and Emergency Services Vendor Show Suburban Collection Showplace 46100 Grand River Avenue, Novi, MI 48374 10:00AM – 3:00PM Admission – $20 Expo Only or $35 includes 8:30AM Keynote Presentation (All Admissions Include Lunch) Interested in obtaining

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City of Sturgis, Taking Applications

February 14, 2014

The City of Sturgis is currently seeking applications for a Full-time Firefighter. The position requires the employee to work 24 hour shifts, 10 to 12 days a month and the availability to cover overtime. Qualifications include but not limited to; a high school diploma or equivalent – with an Associates or Bachelor’s Degree preferred, a […]

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MAFC Winter Conference

February 3, 2014

Training for the Entire Fire Service The Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs is hosting the winter workshop February 28-March 1, 2014 at the Bay City Double Tree New sessions and information you need to be successful in today’s fire service Active Shooter protocol Marketing Leadership Changing the culture of the fire service EMS and the […]

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New Part 74 Rules Released

April 25, 2013

Changes to Continual and Baseline Training Last week MIOSHA released the updated rule set for Part 74, Firefighting.  The new rule set brings in changes to continual training as well as baseline training.  The updated standard was updated an includes changes that are important for the entire fire service. Take a look at the changes here

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Saving the City of Detroit (Updated)

April 25, 2012

Will the Burn Documentary Help the Detroit Fire Department The Detroit Fire Department was highlighted on NBC Nightly News last night.  The 3 minute video highlights the problem faced with the one of the busiest fire departments in the nation.   Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Here is additional information, […]

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Free Medical CE (Online)

April 6, 2012

Medical CE’s for Free? Jeff Latkowski, a Fire Fighter for ten years, saw that his and most other departments were turning to online education to fulfill the continuing medical education requirements of the State. With his 12 years of production experience he teamed up with Geoff Lasser, a Fire Fighter and medical IC, to create […]

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Michigan’s Fireworks Law

March 10, 2012

Learn some of the newest information on Michigan’s Consumer Fireworks Law

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