Recruitment

If you are interested in joining the growing Kimball Township Fire Department, please take a minute and fill out our Contact Form.  This is not an actual employment application, but it lets the Department know you are interested in learning more about employment and volunteer opportunities.  You may download the application packet below.

Kimball Township Fire Department is a progressive organization delivering a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency services to the communities we serve.

Emergency services include:

  • Fire suppression

  • Basic non-transporting life support medical treatment

  • Specialized rescue operations

  • Hazardous material incident mitigation

  • Response to weather-related emergencies

  • Fire prevention inspections

  • Public fire safety education programs

  • Support of numerous community events

DOWNLOAD:  Employment Application Packet

 

Overview of various positions including Communications, EMS, and Firefighter

Communications

Our communications personnel work closely with our on-scene staff and the Central Dispatch Authority to communicate with and track our resources including apparatus and crews.  Included in this position is entering call data into our Emergency Reporting system.  The dispatch position is critical in communicating with the active scene commander and becomes more important when we have multiple calls at the same time.  You will receive hands-on training on completing the necessary documentation, radio operations, and department protocols. 

 

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Our EMS responders are licensed at Medical First Responder, Emergency Medical Technicians, or Paramedics and are often the first to arrive on scene of a medical incident.  This group of medically licensed responders are able to provide basic life support treatments and interventions including patient stabilization until an Advanced Life Support ambulance arrives from our partners at Tri-Hospital EMS.  As a new hire, you will be assigned to a Field Training Officer who will work with you to ensure you understand and are able to perform the necessary functions of this position as dictated by the Saint Clair County Medical Control Authority.

Firefighter

Our firefighters are state certified firefighters and perform any of the many tasks required on scene of an active working fire, motor vehicle accident, rescue scene, hazardous materials mitigation, etc.  As a firefighter you will be working with the incident commander and other members of the crew to mitigate the hazard.  New hires will need to complete their initial Blue Book training program before being sent to a state approved Fire Academy. 

 

Overview of volunteer opportunities including Fire Corps  and Auxiliary

Auxiliary

The Kimball Township Firefighters Auxiliary is composed of individuals who assist the Department with fundraising, planning and staffing community events, establishing cooling and warming centers, and helping meet the needs of the firefighters during incidents of longer duration  or during adverse weather conditions.  

Fire Corps

Fire Corps is a volunteer program which is designed to connect community members with their local fire departments to help with non-emergency tasks.  On a national level, Fire Corps is managed by the National Volunteer Fire Council and supported by the Department of Homeland Security, Citizen Corps, and the United States Fire Administration.

 

The mission of Fire Corps is to increase the capacity of volunteer, career, and combination fire and EMS departments using citizen advocates.  Fire Corps provides resources for departments to utilize citizen advocates in non-operational roles so they can develop, implement, and sustain programs and services that will help their department meet the needs of their community.

 

For more information on the national Fire Corps program you may visit their website at: 

https://www.nvfc.org/programs/firecorps/