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Career Opportunities

Most of the Department’s Fire Fighting and EMS positions are part-time/on-call positions.

The fire service offers opportunities to help others.

Training is essential to a career in the fire service.

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Interested in joining us? Most of the Department’s Fire Fighting and EMS positions are part-time/on-call positions. If you are interested in helping your community, willing to respond to calls for emergency assistance, and able to complete the required training the City of Northville Fire Department may be the place for you!

To apply you need to be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate. You must also hold a Fire Fighter I or II certification from the State of Michigan and must successfully complete the Council of Western Wayne written and physical agility tests, or have completed Fire Fighter training and certification through a Department sponsored class. Some of these requirements may be waived if you have worked for another fire department. The Department strongly encourages all personnel to complete Fire Fighter II training and to obtain EMS licensure at the Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic level. Prior to being hired, personnel must complete a background check and physical and psychological examinations. Applications for employment are available at City Hall or by clicking on the link below.
 Employment Application

Our personnel are part-time City employees, and are paid at hourly rates established by the City Council for emergency response and training activities. Regular weekly training and work sessions are held on Thursday evenings between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

Young people, age 14 to 21, who are interested in the fire and emergency medical services can join Northville Fire Department Explorer Post 1717. Post members meet twice a month and experience first-hand the operations of the Department. Members of the Post also participate in Department community activities and work on their own community service projects, as well as taking part in activities with other Explorer Posts in the region.

If you are interested in pursuing training as a fire fighter, EMS professional or a degree in fire science, you may wish to explore the following links or contact Chief Allen for more information:

Schoolcraft College
Madonna University
Lake Superior State University




Event Calendar
10/31/14 Halloween "Trick-or-Treating"
11/3/14 City Council Meeting
11/4/14 Planning Commission Meeting
11/5/14 Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting
11/11/14 Northville Youth Assistance Meeting
News and Announcements

Planning Commission Vacancy - The City is looking for residents interested in filling a vacancy on the Planning Commission. Click here for an application. Completed applications should be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 215 W. Main Street, Northville, MI 48167.

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson launched an informational page where residents can learn firsthand about the proposed Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA). Go to and click on the Great Lakes Water Authority link.


As of 9/1/14 the City of Northville does not accept passport applications. Visit the U.S. Department of State’s website at for a list of passport acceptance facilities in the area.

Online Payments Now Accepted for Utility Bills and Taxes - More Info

Election Results - August 5, 2014 - More Info

Master Plan Update Process
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7 Mile & Center Construction - More Info

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