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Click on the below link to learn about the opportunities available to you as a member of the Plantation Fire Department.

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Benefits of Membership
Among the many benefits of being a Plantation Firefighter:

  • Professional training in firefighting, EMS, hazardous materials, and leadership.
  • Financial reimbursement for time spent.
  • Credits toward pension and retirement.
  • Lifelong experiences you won’t get anywhere else.
  • 250 of the closest friends you’ll ever have.
  • An environment where your family members are as important to us as you are.
  • Work-related gear and uniforms provided free of charge.

Below are some FAQs about being a member of the Plantation Fire Department. Please review them before completing the Interest card.

If it was easy, everyone would do it!

As you are considering applying to become a member of the Plantation Fire Department we want to ensure you understand what is involved and what kind of commitment you will be making.

What is a volunteer firefighter?

  • A volunteer firefighter does not receive a paycheck for providing fire protection services.
  • Members of the Plantation Fire Department receive a $7.00 stipend for each event they participate in including responding to calls, training, and Department activities.
  • Those members who respond to 20% of the calls each year receive a pension credit.

How do we answer fire calls?

  • Volunteer firefighters are issued a pager.
  • When a call is received the pager is activated and all available members respond to the station in their personal vehicles.
  • A car is a necessity for membership.

 

What is the process?

  • You will be voted into the Plantation Volunteer Fire Association as a Support member.
  • Prior to enrolling in Basic Training you will be allowed to
    • respond to calls
    • ride the truck
    • Learn about the apparatus and equipment
    • participate in Association functions with your family
  • You will learn about the Department and how we operate
  • Meet some amazing people.
  • You are encouraged to learn as much as you can while in a support role.

What is Basic Training?

  • After you are voted in you will automatically be enrolled in the next Firefighter One class (Basic Training).
  • This is a 206 hours, State of Florida certificate program
    • taught in our own facilities, by our own instructors
  • The class meets every Monday and Thursday and typically every other Saturday.
  • Attendance is required and certain classes cannot be made up. 

 

What happens after Graduation?

  • Upon graduation from Firefighter One you are required to
    • attend at least one drill each month
    • respond to as many calls, day and night, as possible
    • participate in station and Association activities (with your families)
    • embrace your new life as a Plantation Volunteer Firefighter.

What Do You Need to Get Started?

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 18 Years of Age
  • Resident of Plantation, or live within 2.5 miles or five minutes of a Plantation Fire Station
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a physical exam

Now, if you’re ready to make a commitment to us, we are ready to make a commitment to you. Click this application link, complete the preliminary application then email it to firemembership@psd.plantation.org. Or bring it by:

Plantation Fire Administration
550 NW 65th Avenue
Plantation, FL 33317

954-797-2150

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