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RECRUITMENT

If you are interested in joining the growing Kimball Township Fire Department, please download the application packet, fill out, and drop off at our Administration Office at 1970 Allen Road in Kimball.  

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

 

Services provided by the Kimball Township Fire Department include:

  • Fire suppression

  • Non-transporting medical first responder services 

  • Specialized rescue operations

  • Hazardous material incident mitigation

  • Response to weather-related emergencies

  • Fire prevention and life safety inspections

  • Fire code enforcement

  • Public fire safety education programs

  • Civil preparedness planning

  • Support of numerous community events

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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 medical first responder assessments, treatments, and interventions 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 be assigned a Field Training Officer who will work with you to complete the initial Blue Book training program before being sent to a state approved fire academy. 

Firefighter Cadet Program

 

We are pleased to announce the long awaited return of the Firefighter Cadet Program! 

Please click HERE to learn more about our Cadet Program.

 

Skills You Will Learn:

  • Personal development and behavior

  • First Aid

  • Technical skills, including Ropes & Ladders and Search & Rescue

  • Physical training with firefighter equipment

  • Community involvement

  • Fundraising

Requirements:

  • Ages 14-17

  • Attendance at monthly meetings and various trainings

  • Parental/Guardian permission and involvement

  • Satisfactory grades in school

  • Completed application, waivers, and $25 annual dues paid

Overview of Fire Corps  and Auxiliary Volunteer Opportunities

 

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 the NVFC website.   

Our Mission

The Organizational Mission of the Kimball Township Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of the district from fires, hazardous materials incidents, and natural disasters; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; and to prevent fires through prevention and education programs.

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