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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.