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Full Time and Paid on Call Applications

Thank you for your interest in joining our high performing team. We are interested in motivated and community-oriented people who are committed to providing the best possible service to the citizens we protect by active participation in both emergency and non-emergency activities.

Full-Time

We have immediate openings for 3 full-time firefighters. We have opened applications for entry-level fire fighters. Download the full-time application below and visit www.empco.net to create an account and select Dexter Area Fire Department to begin the process.  Qualified applicants who are not offered a position will be placed on an eligibility list and remain active for 2 years.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • US Citizen
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license, in good standing
  • Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council Fire Fighter II certification.
  • EMT-B or higher License recognized in the State of Michigan.
  • Hazardous Materials Operations Level Training certification
  • Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council Drivers Training Certification
  • Written exam through Conference of Western Wayne or EMPCO* with a 70% or above
  • Prior to being hired, candidate must pass and complete a Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) or BPAT, physical exam, drug, psychological and respirator fit tests and extensive background check

*Applicants must create a profile and then register and take the written exam to be administered by Empco, Inc. Go to Empco’s website at https://client.empco.net/ to register for the written exam and pay the exam fee. Applicants must complete the online profile and have a current exam score by Friday, November 11, 2022Test scores with Empco are active for one year. Questions regarding the written exam should be directed to Conference of Western Wayne Testing Center at 734-462-4806 or EMPCO at empco.net

Questions regarding upcoming CPAT testing should be directed to Conference of Western Wayne Testing Center at 734-462-4806

  • Must have obtained either a Firefighter II Certificate and basic EMT-B license or State Michigan Paramedics license with a current ACLS certification.

Full Time Application

Full-time Fire Fighter Application Checklist

Please confirm that the following documents are included in your application packet and submit this document along with the application documents to:

Dexter Area Fire Department
ATTN Chief Armstrong
8140 Main Street
Dexter, MI 48130
734 426-4500
or email in one PDF to chief@dexterareafire.org

Please print the checklist and please return it with all the required documents
Application Checklist

  • Dexter Area Fire Department Application
  • Empco Test completed with score 70% or higher
  • Driver’s license
  • Fire Fighter I/II certificates
  • Hazardous Materials Operations certificate
  • State of Michigan EMS license
  • Michigan Fire Fighter Training Council Drivers Training Certificate
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed checklist


Paid-On-Call

We have immediate openings for Paid on Call (POC) fire fighters and will provide training upon successful hire. 

Paid on Call Qualifications:

  • US Citizen
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid driver's license, in good standing

Upon receiving a Conditional Offer of Employment, all applicants must have the following additional qualifications:

  • Health and physical capacity for the position for which the applicant is applying as determined by an examining physician
  • Will be required to take a psychological exam
  • Pass a background check

All new POC employees are required to obtain Michigan Firefighter I & II certification
including hazmat operations and awareness within two years of employment. In addition, you must obtain a State of Michigan medical license at the level of Medical First Responder or higher. 

We look forward to meeting you and discussing the exciting opportunities that exist within the growing Dexter Area Fire Department

Paid on Call Application