October 18, 2013 at 6:04 pm
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.
Applicants must have a minimum of a high school diploma or GED and preferred applicants will have an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
license. Candidates must pass a written examination, provide a valid Michigan drivers license, and provide proof of successful completion of the Candidate Physical Abilities Test.
The CPAT is a nationally recognized test that will be administered at the Detroit Fire Regional Training Center for $50. Practice runs are $10. Candidates must have their passing CPAT verification when they sit for the oral interview.
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