Montrose Township Fire Firefighter Scott McDowell's interview on TV-Channel 5 -
Children from Carter Elementary get an up-close view of the Montrose Township Fire Department's fleet of fire trucks. Children interacted with firemen, toured trucks and had a chance to ask questions.
Application to become a Montrose Twp. Firefighter
Notification to Firefighter
Firefighter Release Form
MONTROSE - The Montrose Township Fire Department is seeking paid, on-call volunteer firefighters. “Recruiting and increasing our staff of volunteer firefighters is a definite priority,” said Fire Chief George Taylor. “Our volunteers serve in fire and emergency protection to the residences and businesses of Montrose Township and the City of Montrose. They also aid surrounding municipalities.” Taylor said the department currently maintains a roster of about 30 volunteers. He would like to add another 10 volunteer firefighters to build a solid, reliable team. Taylor said the recruitment drive is aimed at men and women ages 18 and up who live in Montrose Township or Montrose City and are interested in public safety and firefighting. Prospective candidates are asked to fill out an application and be willing to participate in the academy’s qualification process which involves six months of training (daytime or nighttime classes two days per week and weekend classes are offered) followed by graduation and certification. Volunteer firefighters are able to conduct fire suppression, vehicle extrication and basic first aid. In addition, they engage in training exercises, station duties, attend weekly training/business meetings, and help to promote fire safety and education to area residents. “Membership in the department offers properly trained and certified firefighters a stipend for their service,” said Taylor. “Training, firefighting apparel and mentoring under seasoned officers allow a new member to grow in camaraderie and become part of our emergency responder team.” For more information, call the Montrose Township Fire Department at (810) 639-7777, or download an application/forms from the above links.