Video: Apply to be a Plymouth Firefighter
If you’re looking for a part-time job that offers an hourly wage, a chance to qualify for a pension, extensive training and the satisfaction of providing an essential public service, look no further than the Plymouth Fire Department. The Plymouth Fire Department is accepting applications from Fri., June 1 at 8:30 a.m. through noon on Mon., July 9. Applications must be filed electronically via the website. Check the Becoming a Firefighter page for more information.
The Fire Department will host a Firefighter Recruitment Meeting from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sat., June 9 at Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Ln., Plymouth. This meeting provides information about the department, the benefits of being a paid-on-call firefighter and offers an opportunity to ask questions.
“For anyone who has been curious about working as a firefighter, this meeting is an opportunity to come and learn about what the job takes. People who are currently serving as firefighters will also be on hand to discuss how they make their job as a firefighter work for them. It will be a low-key, no pressure event to get your questions answered. Spouses or significant others are also welcome to attend,” said Fire Chief Richard C. Kline. At this meeting, firefighters will be available to answer questions, outline job requirements and provide insight about how they incorporate their work as a firefighter into the rest of their life.
Candidates will be considered as long as they maintain a six minute travel time to a Plymouth fire station. Fire stations are located at 13205 Co. Rd. 6, 12000 Old Rockford Rd. and 3300 Dunkirk Ln. Firefighter candidates must be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate and have a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
The Plymouth Fire Department is a paid-on-call department that provides fire suppression, technical rescue, hazardous materials, disaster preparedness and public education programs to the community. Firefighters are compensated with an hourly wage for the time that they go to school, train, respond to calls, provide community education and carry out maintenance activities. They also accrue credit annually toward a tax-deferred pension.
“Few professions provide the sense of accomplishment and enrichment that firefighting provides. There is tremendous satisfaction in having saved a life, controlled a structure fire or taught a survival skill that prevented a child from being injured,” said Kline. “It’s a part-time job that has some very unique benefits as well as huge satisfaction,” he said.
If you have questions on the meeting or becoming a firefighter, please call Chief Richard Kline at 763-509-5121 or Heidi Sanderson at 763-509-512