Becoming a Firefighter

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Fire Recruitment - 1 Join the Team
Since 1960, men and women from all walks of life have proudly served the Plymouth Fire Department, where members discover daily accomplishment and comradery in a highly professional and progressive organization.

There is tremendous satisfaction in saving a life, controlling a fire, comforting an accident victim and teaching skills that prevent disaster and injury. Becoming a paid-on-call firefighter may be one of the most personally rewarding things an individual can do – and Plymouth wants to know if you’re up to the challenge.

The hiring process for paid-on-call firefighters is typically conducted on an annual basis. The hiring process for new firefighter recruits is comprehensive and takes several months to complete, but the achievements last a lifetime.

The hiring process for 2016 has closed. Paid-on-call firefighters are typically hired on an annual basis in late spring/early summer. Please check back for future openings.


Fire Recruitment - 2 About the Department

Plymouth is a progressive, full-service, paid-on-call department that provides fire suppression, technical rescue, hazardous material response and public education programming to residents, businesses and visitors in the City of Plymouth. The organization has earned a reputation as a leader in the field and takes pride in its welcoming, driven and close-knit staff.

Services are provided through a Duty Crew program and a traditional page-out system. An authorized strength of 78 paid-on-call firefighters and an administrative staff of 6.5 full-time employees provide quality and innovative fire, rescue and safety services to a growing community.

Plymouth responds to approximately 1,500 calls each year from three fire stations strategically located throughout the city using 18 vehicles and a rescue boat.

 Explore the Plymouth Fire Department

Firefighter Compensation and Benefits

Department Activity 

The Hiring Process 

Partial List of Employee Requirements

Time Commitment 

Training Requirements for Recruits

    Contact
    Plymouth Fire Department
    Public Safety Building | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
    P 763-509-5120 | F 763-509-5142 | fire@plymouthmn.gov  
    Emergency: 911 | 24-hour Non-emergency: 952-258-5321

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