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Becoming a Firefighter

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Thank you for your interest in the Plymouth Fire Department. There will be no spring paid-on-call firefighter recruitment in 2020. Please check back in spring 2021 for information.

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.

Plymouth Fire Department Engine 11About the Department
Plymouth is a progressive, full-service 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.

Paid-on-call firefighters, full-time firefighters and command staff, provide quality and innovative fire, rescue and safety services to a growing community. Services are provided through career firefighter positions, the Duty Crew program and a traditional page-out system. 

Plymouth responds to approximately 1,800 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

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

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