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

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

  • Live or work within a three (3) mile radius of a Troy Fire Station
  • Must provide written permission from the employer to leave work to respond to incidents
  • Complete the on-line volunteer firefighter application form
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess a valid Michigan driver's license
  • Submit to a criminal history and driving record background check
  • Submit to one or more oral interviews
  • Submit to a medical examination
  • Submit to a physical agility test

    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 during predetermined hours of availability annually
  • Abide by department policies at all times
  • Note: Firefighting is a physically demanding job. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle 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 at: S.Shepherd@troymi.gov 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 e-mail.

  • Did You Know?

    • Troy is the largest fire department in Oakland County and the largest volunteer/combination fire department in Michigan.
    • Troy's Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 3 places it in the top 3.4% of communities nation-wide.
    • FEMA has a new App for weather alerts, disaster safety tips, and an interactive emergency checklist. The latest version of the FEMA app is available for free in the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play for Android devices.
    • The Troy Fire Department has a "Safety Committee" comprised of select career staff members and representative fire fighters from each of the six stations. This committee meets to research, evaluate, and recommend new equipment purchases including personal protective equipment, tools, hose, and apparatus. This process helps ensure fire fighters will have the necessary equipment to meet our profession's ever changing needs.
    • The Troy Fire Department has a "Technology Committee" comprised of select career staff members and representative fire fighters from each of the six stations. This committee meets to research, evaluate, and recommend technology upgrades including hardware and software applications. This process helps ensure the department equips its fire fighters with the latest technology to enhance safety and efficiency.
    • The Troy Fire Department hosts a career Exploring program through the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1996 the Post has performed many community service projects and continues to receive ongoing training from Fire Department members.