Thursday, January 4, 2024

Township fire department accepting applications

With the new year comes the opportunity for a new career.

Currently, Canton Township is accepting applications from qualified individuals interested in joining the Canton Fire Department as a firefighter/medic.

According to a statement from the public safety department, there are multiple immediate vacancies to be filled. According to the department, the 2023 pay scale range included a starting annual wage of  $52,716. That increases, by union contract to $63,790 the second year,  $71,654 the third year of employment, $79,512 the fourth year and $87,375 the fifth year.

Applications will be accepted until all open positions are filled, officials said.

A newly hired employee may be eligible for an increased wage above the first-year level based on previous firefighting experience, with a fully paid full-time department. 

More information about the Canton Township Fire Department, including the application process is available on the Canton Public Safety website at:

The Canton Township career page is available at: where the complete job description, job posting, hiring process and online application are available.

More information is available from Amanda Canute in the township  human resources department at (734) 394-5118. 

 Canute can help provide information regarding the firefighter/medic job posting or selection process, township officials said.