Fire Fight

Interested in being an Oakland Township Fire Fighter and becoming a member of the Oakland Township Fire Department?

The Mission of the Oakland Township Fire Department is to safely respond to fire and medical emergencies within the community, to help its citizens deal with those emergencies, and, with regard to the safety of its members, do all it can to limit loss of life, property, and the environment.

Firefighter Recruitment
Looking for an exciting way to give back to Oakland Township? The Oakland Township Fire Department is always in search of residents interested in becoming Paid-On-Call Firefighter/EMTs. All training and uniforms/gear is paid for by the department. Current Paid-On-Call Firefighter/EMTs range from automotive workers, carpenters, lawyers, and doctors. POC Firefighter/EMTs can be called upon any time of day or night to aid the township, and are required to make bi-weekly trainings. Residents that have previous Fire/EMS experience or work night shift/have daytime availability are HIGHLY encouraged to apply. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application located in the link below. Have questions, or maybe want to serve the Fire Department in another way? Contact Fire Chief Paul Strelchuk at (586) 752-5013 Extension: 101 or by email:pstrelchuk@oaklandtownship.org


If you are 18 years of age or older, a High School Graduate or hold a GED, have a good driving record and no criminal history, and interested in helping protect our community, we maintain an "open" application process. Qualified persons residing with the Charter Township of Oakland or the border of surrounding cities or townships may apply. Applications filed are reviewed on an "as needed" basis. Criminal and Driving Record checks on applicants are conducted, followed by background reference checks. Those applicants successfully passing the record screening will be offered an opportunity to participate in a Standardized Physical Agility test, conducted on a scheduled basis, in cooperation with several area Fire Departments.

Upon successful completion of the Standardized Physical Agility test, applicants will be placed on an eligibility list to be given a Conditional Offer of Employment as additional members are needed.

Prior to final hiring, applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment Physical Exam, including Drug Screen, conducted at a medical facility of the Fire Department's choice.

We will provide all equipment and training to become Fire and EMS certified.