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The Brighton Area Fire Authority is a combination fire department, which relies on a dedicated core of paid-on-call firefighters to work with our full-time staff, to meet the growing emergency services needs of our community. The Authority has five fire stations that are located throughout, the City of Brighton, Brighton Township and Genoa Township. Paid-on-call firefighters respond from home, work, or while out in the community. They are notified via a minitor or pager which is activated by our central dispatch. The staff reports to their station and responds to the emergency on the various apparatus. BAFA is continually hiring and training new paid-on-call firefighters due to the natural attrition of firefighters.

The job of a Firefighter is a challenging position. Firefighters must be able to respond quickly and coordinate their activities as an effective work team.

Firefighters perform work activities in a number of areas:

  • Fire Prevention
  • Firefighting
  • Hazardous Materials Mitigation
  • Disaster Response

Firefighting is a very physically demanding position. Firefighters typically carry 80-100 lbs. of equipment such as axes, hoses, ladders and chain saws. The work may include climbing stairs, ascending and descending on ground extension ladders. Firefighters work at heights and in confined spaces to fight fires and rescue victims.
When not responding to fires or emergency events, Firefighters are engaged in continuous training activities, maintaining the fire apparatus, fire equipment and the fire stations.

What are the minimum qualifications to apply for a paid-on-call position?
  • United States Citizen
  • Minimum age of 18 years
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid State of Michigan Drivers License
  • Must reside in Brighton Area Fire Authority’s fire jurisdiction at the time of appointment.
What may disqualify an applicant from being a Brighton Firefighter?
  • Felony conviction(s)
  • Dishonorable military discharge
  • Physically incapable of performing the essential job functions of a firefighter
What are the basic job requirements of a paid-on-call firefighter?
  • Respond to emergency calls, training, maintenance, physical agility testing, and department physical exams as required per Minimum Performance SOP 101
  • Must obtain Firefighter l & ll Certification and Medical First Responder Certification within first year of service as outline in the Firefighter/Probationary Job Description.
  • Descriptions of Firefighter I & II and Medical First Responder can be found here.
What is the Brighton Area Fire Authority’s physical agility test?
  • A timed test that measures an applicant’s physical ability to perform essential firefighting job functions.
  • Applicants can view a description of the 1002.0 Agility Testing
  • View BAFA’s Agility on YouTube
Where can an applicant obtain a job application, additional information, and answers to additional questions?
  • Brighton Area Fire Authority Fire Stations; Station 31 615 W. Grand River Brighton, MI has administrative hours Mon-Friday 8am-5pm.
  • Click here
  • Call Human Resource Office at 810 229-6640 ext: 24
Where does an applicant file an application?
Mail to or deliver in person to:
Brighton Area Fire Authority
615 W. Grand Rive Ave
Brighton, MI 48116
Attn: Human Resource Director
How does an applicant verify that their application has been received?
  • The Human Resource Director will notify applicant via letter or phone confirmation that the application has been received.
  • Applications expire 12 months from the date of submission.
What are the steps in the application process?
  1. Submit application
  2. Application is reviewed by Human Resources, approved applications will move to the next step.
  3. Application is sent for Criminal and Driving Background Investigation.
  4. Application that has successfully passed background will move to the next step in process.
  5. First Oral Interview- Applicant who is successful in this interview will move to the next step.
  6. Competency Test: This test developed and corrected by Fire and Police Selection. The written test consists of Basic Math, Reading Comprehension, Map Reading and Interpersonal skills. Each applicant is allowed 2½ hrs to complete the test. An applicant must obtain a score of 70% or higher to proceed to the next step in the hiring process.
  7. 2nd Oral Interview- Applicant who is successful in this interview will move to the next step.
  8. Brighton Area Fire Agility Test -A timed test that measures an applicant’s physical ability to perform essential firefighting job functions. Applicants must pass this test to move to the next step in the process.
  9. Conditional offer of employment is made pending on the results of a physical examination by Authority’s physician.

The Brighton Area Fire Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you ready to begin serving your community as a Brighton Paid-on-call Firefighter?

Application (PDF)

Are you between the ages of 16 and 20 with an interest in learning more about careers in the field of Fire, Prevention & Emergency Services?

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