exclamation Orion Township and the Village of Lake Orion residents DO NOT need to boil water due to the water main break in Port Huron. However, we have instituted an OUTDOOR WATERING RESTRICTION until further notice. Please turn off outdoor irrigation systems until further notice. Visit GLWA's website for more information on the water main break and repair efforts.
MON - FRI 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM


What are the requirements for joining the Orion Township Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic?

Be part of the team to help implement Advanced Life Support!

The Orion Township Fire Department is accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedics. This is a 56-hour work week schedule. Come join Michigan's newest IAFF Local 5342 that protects 36 square miles with a population of 40,000 residents. The fire department responds from four fire stations. to approximately 3,500 calls for service.

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic (full-time)  
SALARY: $51,496 · $68,985 (annual)

A candidate who has prior experience as a firefighter may be placed at a higher rate of one (1) step for each year of prior experience, up to a maximum of four (4) steps.


  • Health Insurance (BCN/HMO) - 1st of the month following 30 days of employment
  • Dental/Optical - begins first Sunday 60 days from start date
  • Life/Disability Insurance - (90 days from date of hire)
  • FSA Available
  • Pension (John Hancock) - Township Contribution 14% (first day of the month following 90 days)
  • PTO-156 hours personal/sick time
  • Vacation - 72 hours (first year)
  • Holidays - 12 Holidays paid in November
  • PEHP (Post Employment Health Plan) - 30 days after employment
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Tuition Reimbursement (approved courses)
  • Health Insurance Opt-Out ($5,000)
All questions regarding firefighter positions should be directed to Assistant Chief Pender (248) 391-0304 ext. 2002.