Benefits and Incentives for Firefighters

  • Firefighter's pension with Retirement at age 55 fully vested, with 35 years of service
  • Medical and dental insurance (the City pays a portion of the coverage)
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Paid General Leave
  • Longevity bonus every 5th year of service
  • Funeral leave
  • Credit Union enrollment available
  • Two times annual salary up to $300,000, with a minimum benefit of $75,000 Basic Group Term Life, accidental death and dismemberment at no cost to the employees
  • Educational tuition reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program (Personal and family counseling)
  • Free annual medical physicals
  • Long and short-term disability plan (Voluntary)
  • Voluntary Critical Illness (which includes cancer coverage), Accidental Injury, and Hospital Care (indemnity) insurance

Equipment Incentives

  • All personal protective equipment is provided
  • All basic training is provided on site (no out of town travel) 

Compensation Incentives

  • Base salary increases are available for firefighters who have an associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree
  • ◦ Bilingual compensation (must pass competency test)