Oshtemo Township Fire Department: Employment

Firefighter Intern and Paid-On-Call Application

The Oshtemo Township Fire Department accepts applications for paid-on-call firefighters and firefighter interns on a continual basis. As positions become available applicants are contacted.  Please watch the video below for more information on the intern program.

Prior to applying it is recommended all applicants have State of Michigan FF-I certification and/or a State of Michigan EMS license or be enrolled in an academy.

Resident Intern Program

Oshtemo Township is seeking highly motivated and self disciplined recruit level fire service persons who wish invaluable, hands-on experience in the Fire, Rescue and EMS profession.

This unprecedented opportunity in S.W. Michigan will give the winning candidates an opportunity to live in the fire station for a 12-month period free of charge. In exchange, they will be expected to work a typical firefighter schedule of 24 hours on-duty followed by 48 hours off-duty. The on-duty shifts will not be financially compensated beyond the free private dormitory room provision. However, resident interns will receive hourly pay for responses made during their off-duty hours.

If you would like more information or wish to apply download the packet linked above.


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