Firefighter Careers Basics
Firefighters receive expert training that prepares them to handle a variety of emergency situations. Though fighting fires are what they are best known for (as the name implies), firefighters also handle medical emergencies, rescuing and treating the injured, educating the public and more.
To become a firefighter in the state of Michigan you must receive the Firefighter I/II certification. Some municipalities operate as Public Safety Departments where the police officers are also firefighters.
This area contains links to Michigan's statewide and regional fire service organizations. Examples include Michigan State Firemen's Association, Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union, and the Michigan Association of Fire Chiefs.