No Experience or Training? No Problem: The department will provide all necessary training, which can be accomplished on nights and weekends, or during the day if necessary. The entire Fire Academy process takes 18-months before being appointed as a Regular Firefighter.
Already Trained?: If a person already possesses the necessary certifications in fire and emergency medical services, then the probationary period is advanced, lasting only 12 months.
Compensation & Pension
Firefighters are paid an hourly wage for time when on responding to calls, on-duty, in training and for other department activities. Currently, the wage for a new recruit is $9.75 per hour without the minimum certifications, or $11.00 per hour with the minimum certifications. This increases to $15.00 after completing the Fire Academy and the 18-month probationary period.
Firefighters also participate in the Fire Relief Association, and are eligible for a pension after 10+ years of service.
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