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Detroit Fire Department is hiring. 90 firefighters needed.

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Apply online to be a Detroit firefighter

This is not another hoax story from the website Call The Cops. The Detroit Fire Department is actually hiring.

Serena Maria Daniels, The Detroit News:

The Detroit Fire Department is looking to fill 90 firefighter positions.

Applications will be available online until Oct. 26. Funding for the openings comes from the city’s general fund, officials said.

The fire department has 791 firefighters, down from 209 since May 23 due to retirements, said Detroit Executive Fire Commissioner Don Austin.

In July of 2012, the city laid off 27 firefighters, but they returned a month later under a $22.5 million federal grant.


The minimum requirements are a High School diploma or GED.  Emergency  Medical Technician (EMT) License is preferred.

All candidates will have to pass a written examination, provide a valid State  of Michigan Drivers License, and provide proof of successful completion of the  Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT).

The hiring process consists of the following components in this order:

1. Completion of online application
2. Written examination
3. Oral  interview (Must have completed your CPAT examination by your interview date)
4. Background investigation
5. List of eligible candidates will be  established

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Comments - Add Yours

  • Fire21

    Ahhhh, would that I were once again young! I don’t think they want senior citizens…..

  • Reality strikes

    Glad to see that they are requiring the CPAT as an entrance requirement. For the first time in history, the Rochester, NY FD did NOT require ANY physical qualifications for their recent exam and civil service list establishment. Has anyone ever heard of that before ??? NO physical requirement to be a firefighter ???!!!

    • Met Fan

      From the announcement.
      1) Proof of valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT); proof must be provided at the time of certification for hiring consideration as well. A CPAT score is valid for 1 year.

  • pumpertrash

    Good luck to Detroit sorting through the dingers and wingnuts. I hope they find 90 people that care about Detroit and its people and not some idiot that just wants to get their jollies while Rome burns.

  • JustSayin’

    They could save a lot of time and hire the hot shot KICs who post on this blog.. Only problem is, I doubt there are 90 who read this rag.

    The blog (offended) about nothing..

    (I only do cause there are no more daily comic strips)


    Can Detroit afford to pay them??

  • Harry Rampe

    Why not rehire the ones they let go?

  • Met Fan

    My personal favorite part of the announcement is as follows.

    ***There is no guarantee of a position based on the highest score, although we recommend that you do your best. After the examination process, the scores will be banded in determining those individuals qualified for the position.
    The banding ranges will be as follows:
    100 to 65 = Qualified (Q)
    Below 65 = Not Qualified (NQ)

    Selection will be made from all candidates within the band who are deemed qualified. All other applicants will receive a letter from the department indicating that they are not being considered for the position.

    So basically they can take the people with a 65 if they want over someone with a 100. This is a pass/fail test. I’d love to know the criteria they will use to select from within the qualified band.

  • Urban Cowboy

    Every last safety freak that comments on this site would have a heart attack once they see the things that happen in this City Dept.