URGENT Call for Volunteer Fire/EMS

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! The City is in desperate need of volunteer firefighters and EMS first responders. All adults who are residents of Marine or live within an eight (8) minute response time to the fire hall are encouraged to consider applying.

If we are unable to fully staff our volunteer public safety department the practical consequences could result in loss of local control, loss of local government aid, closure of the fire hall, reduction in response time, reduction in quality-of-service, outsourcing to private entities, increase in city expense, and increase in taxpayer expense.

No experience is necessary. Applicants can follow an EMS (medical first responder) track, Firefighter track, or combined track (Fire/EMS). Initial and ongoing training is paid for by the City.   Distance/online learning is available for some content. Requirements include attendance of monthly training nights, and response to 20% of calls for a 12-month period (which equals less than 20 calls per year).

Benefits include a fire relief association pension for vested members, worker’s compensation, and 24/7 gym access with quality equipment. Members also enjoy a shared sense of service to the community and to their neighbors, teamwork and unit cohesion, lifelong friendships, and a strong tradition of excellence and professionalism.

Join the ranks of Marine’s Fire and Rescue Team and get the satisfaction of giving back and helping your neighbors. Saving lives and protecting property with dignity and respect is something we should be able to do for each other – not outsource it to other agencies or private contracts!

Please visit https://www.marineonstcroix.org/firerescue for more information. Better yet, talk to neighbors that are current members or have retired from the squad.

Have questions? Want to learn more? Contact Chief Dan Malmgren at firechief@marineonstcroix.org, 651-433-3682. We can set up a personal tour of the fire hall if interested.

We need YOU! Ready to apply? Contact City Clerk Lynette Peterson at mosc@cityofmarine.org, 651-433-3636 for application materials.

The POC for this message is Councilman Charlie Anderson, Public Safety Chair, at Charlie.Anderson@cityofmarine.org, 651-592-9449.