The Big Rapids Department of Public Safety Fire Division is a combination department that is compromised of full time, part time and part paid staff members.

The Fire Division is overseen by the Deputy Director of Public Safety.  There are three shifts of full time staff members, with each shift containing one captain and two firefighters.  Each shift works a 24-hour tour, starting at 7 a.m. and working until 7 a.m. the following day, providing continuous, full time coverage.

The Fire Division's part time and part paid staff come in on an as needed basis, such as : Large scale incidents, fire prevention and educational presentations, public relation events, station coverage, training and much more.  Our part time staff consists of three Lieutenants that oversee 15 part paid firefighters.

if you would like more information on how to become a part paid firefighter please contact the Big Rapids Department of Pubic Safety at (231) 527-0005.