If you are responding to the call for EMT, Fire Fighter, and Paramedics scroll down for the application!


Code Red

We encourage you to sign up for the emergency weather notification system. Code Red is a free service brought to you by the Lenawee County Office of Emergency Management and the Department of Homeland Security.


What this service does is call your home phone and/or cell phone in the event of severe weather. Sign up at this link.

Riga Fire Department In the News
Our fire department made the news! Click here to read the short article and view the photos of Riga Township firefighters practicing working in tight spaces.

We have a great group of people. See a few of the clippings over the years.
If you have questions for the Department or you'd like information about joining the Riga Twp Fire Department, email the Department at rigafire@gmail.com

Fire Department Phone: (517) 486-4260

Mike Norman, Fire Chief

About Our Team

Riga Township Fire Department always welcomes individuals who want to serve the community to apply to join our fire department. Questions? Scroll down to see our Frequently Asked Questions section.

To apply you must:

  • Be 18 years old or older

  • Have a High School Diploma or GED

  • Drive on a valid, unrestricted drivers license

  • Have no felony conviction or disqualifying criminal convictions

  • Meet physical standards

  • Live in Riga township area.

Once hired we provide:

  • Drills (paid) and trainings at the Riga Township Fire Station
  • Michigan firefighter 1 and 2 training
  • Basic EMT and EMT specialist training
  • Hazmat operations training
  • Technical rescue training (once you’ve passed Hazmat)


What we require:

  • You are required to make a minimum of 10% of the calls which would equal approx. 21 calls per year based on 2010’s run volume.

  • Attend a minimum of 12 Trainings per year

  • NOTE. If you are only interested in doing the very minimum required, consider carefully before applying. We are here to provide a service to the community. When the pager goes off we are expected to respond.



Q: This is a volunteer Fire Department. Does that mean I volunteer my time?

A: This is actually a paid-on-call fire department. You are paid to attend the mandatory  trainings and you are paid for every fire/medical call you respond to. Your pay is based on your level of training/certification. Checks are mailed in November and May of each year. 


Q. I’m not an EMT or Fire Fighter yet, can I join the Fire Department?

A. Yes, you can join, but while you are in training you are limited in what you can do on medical and fire calls. Serving on the fire department while in training gives you valuable hands-on learning that will help you as you continue on the fire department.

Click here for a full job description.

To apply, please print and fill out this job application and mail it to:

Riga Township Fire Dept.
Mike Norman
7817 Riga Hwy
P.O. Box 7
Riga, MI 49276

For more information on firefighting, watch these videos.

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