The hiring process for new firefighter recruits is comprehensive and takes several months to complete.
Applicants are screened and interviewed and references are checked. Applicants then complete a Firefighter Physical Ability Test, attend a mandatory firefighter commitment meeting and complete a background investigation.
Once conditional offers are extended, successful candidates undergo pre-employment examinations including medical and drug screenings. Recruits who pass pre-employment examinations then begin orientation and training.
Below is a general outline of the 2018 paid-on-call firefighter hiring process:
|Tuesday, June 19||Positions posted, applications accepted|
|7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10||Firefighter Recruitment Open House at Fire Station III (3300 Dunkirk Lane N.)
Attendance to this meeting is strongly encouraged for interested candidates and their spouses or significant others
|8 a.m. Monday, July 23||Application deadline|
|Late July||Candidate interviews|
|Tuesday, Aug. 7||Physical Ability Test at Fire Station III|
|7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14||Firefighter Commitment and Expectation Meeting at Fire Station III
This meeting is mandatory for candidates and encouraged for candidate spouses or significant others
|Late August-October||Background checks, pre-employment exams|
|Mid October||Conditional offers extended|
|2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12||HR Orientation at City Hall (3400 Plymouth Blvd.)|
|6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15||Fire Department Orientation at Fire Station II (12000 Old Rockford Road)|
|January 2019||Firefighter I Class begins at Fire Station III|
Plymouth Fire Department
Public Safety Building | 3400 Plymouth Blvd. | Plymouth, MN 55447-1482
P 763-509-5120 | F 763-509-5142 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency: 911 | 24-hour Non-emergency: 952-258-5321