The application period for the Battle Creek Fire Department is extended through 5 p.m. on Nov. 30, as the city seeks a driven group of candidates representing our diverse community.
Those who are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, can begin the process now to be placed on the entry-level firefighter eligibility list, which remains active for two years.
That starts with completing a city employment application online, at battlecreekmi.gov/jobs. Scroll to the Entry Level Firefighter position. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30, and a $20 testing fee is required.
New this year, applicants will receive a downloadable study guide and practice test for the written Civil Service Exam. Those who already have applied and paid the fee still can receive the downloadable files, or a refund, if applicants already purchased study materials. Please contact the City Clerk with this situation, 269-966-3348.
Those who want to learn more can contact the Fire Department team at 269-966-3519. Those interested also are welcome to stop by one of the city’s six fire stations (all but the airport) to chat with staff – Station 1, 195 E. Michigan Ave.; Station 2, 145 N. Washington Ave.; Station 3, 222 Cliff St.; Station 4, 8 S. 20th St.; Station 5, 1170 W. Michigan Ave.; and Station 6, 2401 Capital Ave. SW.
The city will release more information about the written exam, the physical agility test, and practice opportunities as it becomes available. Stay tuned to the city website and social media.