Emergency Management Services

Emergency Support Unit

Process to follow to apply for membership in the Genesee County

  • Applicant MUST be at least twenty-one (21) years of age;
  • Applicant must be an active member, in good standing, of a Genesee County fire department;
  • Applicant must have successfully completed Firefighter I or equivalent(s);
  • Applicant must have a minimum of three (3) years as an active interior firefighter;
  • Applicant must have either Hazardous Materials Technician certification and/or Rescue Technician – Basic certification at time of appointment;
  • Applicant must submit a letter of request to his/her Chief.  Letter should include contact information (phone number(s), mailing address, e-mail address)
  • In addition to the above letter of request, applicant must include a current firefighter physical;
  • Chief of applicant’s Department will submit the applicant’s letter of request along with an appropriate endorsement of the applicant to the Genesee County Office of Emergency Services, attention of the Fire Coordinator;
  • Applications will be reviewed by Unit staff and acted on according to the needs and manning requirement of the Unit;
  • Vacancies in the Unit will be filled on the basis of operational response needs of the Unit.