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Division of Fire

Employment Opportunities

The Margaretta Fire Department is a combination department that employs both full-time paid members and part time paid-on-call members. We have ten full-time positions which are all currently filled. Our authorized department strength is 40 total members. With our ten full-time members and eleven part-time members, our current roster is 19.

We currently have 19 paid-on-call openings. These positions are open to anyone that lives within the district as determined by the Township Trustees and meets the requirements set out by those same Trustees (see below).

If you want to help your community, if you want a rewarding job, and if you’re looking for self-satisfaction then consider becoming a member. Stop in or call 419-684-5686 if you would like more information.

Margaretta Township is an EOE.


Paid-On-Call Membership Requirements

  • 18 years old with a high school diploma or GED *

  • Provide a valid Ohio Driver’s License *

  • Successful completion of a 120 hr. level I firefighter course *

  • Successful completion of a 130 Hr. EMT course *

  • Successful completion of a background check for criminal violations (no felonies or drug convictions) *

  • Successful completion of a basic physical paid for by the Township *

  • Successful completion of a FD Orientation program within 6 months of start date #

  • Must attend and successfully complete in-service training annually #

  • Successful completion of the interview process with department officers. #

  • Successful completion of a six month probationary period and/or until training is completed. #

The following is required by the Fire Department of all members:

  • Attendance at all emergency calls that you are available for #

  • Have a neat personal appearance. No beards allowed *#

  • Be courteous to the public

  • Follow orders to the best of your ability

  • Maintain the privacy of all records or victims information *#

  • Operate all vehicles in a safe manner *#

  • Maintain a professional appearance on all types of calls

The following is required of all members by the Association:

  • Attendance at business meetings #

  • Attendance at all department fund raisers #

  • Attendance at all special department functions # 

The following is provided by the Township for each member:

  • Training Expenses including tuition and mileage

  • Physical

  • Payment for emergency calls that you attend ($15.00 and up/hr.)

  • Payment into Workers compensation fund *

  • Liability insurance for each member (general & medical)

  • Supplemental income insurance for each member

  • Protective clothing and radios for each member *

  • Use of department tools and facilities (some limitations)

The following is provided by the Firefighters Association:

  • Membership into the NWOVFA and its charity fund

  • Use of physical fitness equipment

  • Supplemental income if injured in the line of duty

State of Ohio Mandates - *

MTFT Mandates - #

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