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

The Orion Township Fire Department is accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedics. This is a 56-hour work week schedule. Come join  IAFF Local 5342! The Orion Township Fire Department is an all-hazards department that provides fire protection and Advanced Life Support emergency medical services to the residents, businesses, and visitors of Orion Township. The department protects 36 square miles with a population of 40,000 residents. The fire department responds from four fire stations to over 3,500 calls a year.

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic (full-time)  
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) - 100% employer funded for employee and dependents
  • 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% with 0% required from employee
  • PTO-192 hours personal/sick time
  • Vacation - 72 hours (first year)
  • Holidays - 13 Holidays paid in November
  • PEHP (Post Employment Health Plan) - 30 days after employment
  • Annual 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.