City of Troy

500 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
Ph: 248.524.3300

Becoming a Firefighter

David Roberts Fire Chief

What are the Requirements for Joining the Troy Fire Department as a Volunteer Firefighter?

The only part of being a volunteer firefighter that's voluntary is the day you decide to join the fire department and the day you decide to quit. Everything in-between is your commitment to serve the citizens of Troy.

The requirements for submitting an application for volunteer membership within the Troy Fire Department include:

  • Live or work within three (3) miles of a Troy Fire Station*
  • Be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate, or possess a GED equivalent
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver's license
  • Complete the on-line volunteer firefighter application form
  • Submit to a background check
  • Submit to one or more oral interviews
  • Submit to a medical examination
  • Submit to a physical agility test

*Written permission is required from the employer if leaving work in order to respond to incidents

The requirements for maintaining volunteer membership within the Troy Fire Department include:

  • Complete the Firefighter I & II training academy within the probationary period
  • Attend a minimum of 15 hours of training quarterly to achieve 60 hours of training annually
  • Respond to a minimum of 50% of incidents annually during predetermined hours of availability
  • Abide by department policies at all times
  • Note: Firefighting is a physically demanding job. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness is encouraged.

How can I get more Information about the Troy Fire Department?

Contact the Administrative Offices at:

Troy Fire Department
500 West Big Beaver
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248.524.3419

  • E-mail the secretary, Shirley Shepherd, and enter Information Request in the subject line

    Please include a brief description of the information being requested along with your name, address, phone number, and email.