Long Lake Fire-Rescue, Traverse City, MI is currently accepting applications for:

Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic

Salary Range: $59,404.80 through $72,304.00


  • Benefits Include Township Medical / Eye / Dental Insurance (currently Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan) *After 60 days of employment.
  • HSA with $3000 Township annual contribution
  • 401A Retirement Plan
  • 11% Employer Contribution
  • Lateral transfer pay
  • Paid Time Off / Vacation Days Holiday Pay
  • Longevity pay
  • PTO buy back
  • Life insurance
  • Short Term/ Long Term disability insurance
  • Uniform allowance

Long Lake Township located 10 minutes west of Traverse City, Michigan is one of the nation’s top tourist destinations with year-round, four seasons recreation. With a large 2,860-acre lake in the middle of our 36 square mile township, proximity to Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay, state, and national parks, we see a large population influx in the spring, summer and fall.

Our airport’s non-stop service from major airports around the country caters to a large influx of seasonal visitors. Long Lake Township is a bedroom community that is rapidly growing. As such, Long Lake Township Fire-Rescue is constantly expanding to care for the health, safety, and well-being of our community. Voters approved a property tax millage to support the construction of a new emergency services station, set to open in 2022.

We provide Advanced Life Support transporting service to our township.  Long Lake Fire-Rescue ALS ambulance is dedicated to 911 responses within Long Lake Township.

Duties include: fire suppression, emergency medical care, hazardous materials, technical rescue, confined space rescue, public education, maintaining equipment, including: apparatus, tools, equipment and stations, participating in training, protecting life, property and other related duties.

  • 56-hour work week
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must complete criminal background check (No Felony Convictions)
  • State of Michigan Firefighter 1 & 2 Certification
  • Current State of Michigan Paramedic or have National Registry Current AHA CPR Certification
  • Current ACLS, Pals, PHTLS or ITLS
  • Must have approval to function and be in good standing with NRMCA or applicable Medical Control Authority in your current job.
  • Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification
  • Valid State of Michigan Driver’s License
  • Pass Pre-Employment and annual Physical
  • Must be willing to work up to 48-hour shifts, weekends and holidays.

Contact Chief Down at the Long Lake Station for Application or additional information at 231.947.4096


Additional Job Openings:

  • Full-time Paramedic

  • Part-time Paramedic

  • Paid on Call Firefighters

  • Paid on Call EMTs

Employment Application Link (Microsoft Word):

Application for Employment Long Lake Fire Rescue

Employment Application Link (.pdf):

Application for Employment Long Lake Fire Rescue