Office hours:­
Monday - Friday­
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.­
Closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
for lunch




The Harrison Community Fire Department (HCFD) is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Fire Chief. The Fire Department serves the City of Harrison plus nine townships in and around Harrison, MI.


The Harrison Community Fire Department currently has 15 paid-on-call personnel.   The HCFD Fire Chief is a working chief and serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Fire Department.  The Chief reports to the Harrison City Council, and is responsible for planning, organization, budgeting, directing, managing and evaluating HCFD activities and overall administration and operations.


Required qualifications include: Minimum of five years progressively responsible supervisory experience in fire department (experience in a combination department is preferred); Graduate of Fire Staff and Command (or equivalent), or NFPA Executive Fire Officer program; Valid Driver/Operator license with acceptable driving record and ability to obtain Michigan Operators License; Completion of upper level NIMS/FEMA courses.

Additional preferred qualifications include: Completion of the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council (or equivalent) Fire Fighter I, II; Hazardous Material Operations; Confined Space Operations; MFFTC Driver Training Certificate, or equivalent.


The position is 25 to 30 hours a week. Salary is negotiable, depending on qualifications and experience.

To apply, send letter of interest and complete resume to:

City of Harrison
Tracey Beadle, City Manager and Clerk
229 E. Beech St.
PO Box 378
Harrison, MI 48625
or email to clerk@cityofharrison-mi.gov
The Harrison Community Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Deadline is November 15, 2016 at 12:00 noon.


About Our City


Harrison Michigan is near the junction of US 127 and M-61. US 127 actually bypasses the city on the east, though a business route serves the downtown area. Clare is 14 miles (23 km) south on US 127, while Grayling is 40 miles (64 km) to the north. Harrison is bordered along its eastern side by Budd Lake.

Harrison was originally founded as a lumber town, with sawmills located on the shores of Budd Lake. One of the lumber companies donated the land which is now Wilson State Park. The City of Harrison attracts thousands of visitors from throughout the state, with its "twenty lakes in twenty minutes" and large amount of state land for recreational sports.

The biggest local events are the Clare County Fair and Frostbite Open Golf Tournament on Budd Lake.

There are several historic buildings in the city of Harrison. The Surrey House is a relic of the lumber town days. The Clare County Newspaper building, located downtown, is the oldest building in Harrison, dating back to 1898. Owners Rauch and Bucholz family gives tours of the Cleaver building, in addition to a walking tour of downtown Harrison.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.03 square miles (10.44 km2), of which 3.72 square miles (9.63 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.80 km2) is water.