Newaygo Fire Department seeking community members who want to give back
NEWAYGO– Have you always wanted to do something that would make a difference in the City of Newaygo and surrounding areas? The Newaygo Fire Department (NFD) could be the right place for you! The department is currently seeking to fill three to four on-call firefighter positions.
NFD is seeking individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the community and protecting the lives of their family, friends and neighbors. Often times this leads to fighting a structure or wildland fire, pulling someone from a car wreck or saving a complete stranger from the waters of the mighty Muskegon River. It also provides an opportunity to interact with children at the local schools, expand your knowledge and interact with the community at public events.
“The volunteer/on-call fire service has seen a decline nationally over the past few years,” said Travis Kroll, Lieutenant for Newaygo Fire Department. “Today we seem to have more activities that fill schedules and longer commutes to work, leaving little time for many to physically give back to their communities. While the initial training can be time consuming, the rewards and benefits of this profession far exceed a few hours missed at home.”
Those seeking employment will have to complete a written aptitude test, physical agility test and oral interview. The right candidate will be at least 18 years old, possess a high school diploma or GED, live or work within the Newaygo Fire District, maintain a valid Michigan driver’s license and have no felony or gross misdemeanor convictions.
Candidates who are interested can stop by the department’s recruitment open house on Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 177 Cooperative Center Drive in Newaygo. This is a great opportunity to talk with firefighters about the job, tour the station and more.
To apply visit newaygofire.com, or pick up an application at the fire department, City of Newaygo offices, Brooks Township Hall or the River Country Chamber of Commerce. The application period closes on June 30, 2018.