Classes generally are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 - 10 pm, and Saturday mornings, from December through April. Volunteer Firefighters are required to pass a background check, a physical exam, and an uncompensated 152 hour National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) - Michigan Firefighters Training Council (MFFTC) training course. Tuition, fees, course materials and equipment are provided.
Upon satisfactory completion of written and practical exams, volunteers become probationary firefighters. Pentwater Volunteer firefighters are "paid-on-call" firefighters receiving basic compensation for their time responding to incidents.
Upon completion of Michigan Firefighter I and II certification, Pentwater volunteers are encouraged to obtain Medical First Responder certification.
Contact the Oceana County Fire Department you would like to join to obtain an application and interview.