The Plymouth Fire Department typically hires paid-on-call firefighters on an annual basis. The hiring process (PDF) for new firefighter recruits is comprehensive and takes several months to complete.
Recruitment Meetings/Open Houses
The Plymouth Fire Department will hold recruitment meetings/open houses from 9 a.m.-noon May 17 and June 14 at Fire Station III, 3300 Dunkirk Lane.
The application period will begin Monday, June 2, 2014. Applications and copy of the applicant's current driving record will be due by noon Monday, July 14, 2014. More information.
Plymouth Firefighters Make a Difference
The men and women of the Plymouth Fire Department are dedicated to providing quality and innovative fire, rescue and life safety services to a growing community.
The Plymouth Fire Department is a progressive, full-service, paid-on-call department that provides fire protection service to the City of Plymouth.
The Fire Department recruits women and men who are at least 18 years old to serve as paid-on-call firefighters. Firefighters earn an hourly wage that starts at $11.30. Fully experienced firefighters earn $13.87 for the time that they go to school, train or work as firefighters. They also receive credit toward a tax-deferred pension. At time of application, all firefighters must possess a valid Minnesota driver's license and reside within a six minute travel time to one of Plymouth's fire stations in order to be considered for paid-on-call firefighter positions.
The Plymouth Fire Department is committed to providing the best fire suppression, life safety and rescue service possible. Toward this end, in 1998, the department improved the delivery of fire service in Plymouth by implementing a then innovative program, called the staffed station (duty crew) program.
During the first two years after hire, firefighters must commit 10-12 hours per week to the department. This includes firefighting course work, training and scheduled duty crew shifts. Once the required course work is completed, firefighters work an average of 20-30 hours per month.
Few professions provide the sense of accomplishment and personal enrichment that fire service professionals enjoy. There is tremendous satisfaction in having saved a life, controlled a structure fire, comforted an accident victim or taught a survival skill that prevented a child from being injured. Becoming a part-time firefighter may be one of the most personally rewarding things that you ever do.
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