The Marion paid-on-call (POC) Firefighters are men and women of Marion who donate their time to be firefighters when needed. They train and participates in firefighting, rescue operations, and educational programs within the community.
POC Firefighter's are paid a stipend when they assist with emergency situations that require more personnel than the daily shift personnel can efficiently mitigate.
If you have the heart to serve your community, you have everything you need!
Because the Marion Fire Department provides a critical service to the community, it must take every precaution to select the best possible candidates.
- 18 years of age or older
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Hold valid State of Iowa driver’s license to maintain active membership
- Reside within the City of Marion or Marion Township
- Successfully complete the screening process of an oral interview and background investigations.
- Successfully pass the Fire Department-sponsored pre-employment physical examination, stress test, pulmonary function test and physical agility test.
- Complete the Paid-On-Call Firefighter Application
- Submit application Marion Fire Department No.2, 3933 Katz Drive, Marion, IA 52302
- Applications are forwarded to a screening committee
- Meeting with a screening committee. The committee makes recommendations to the Chief.
- Interview with the Chief
- If hired, you will be required to sign a release of record for the following information:
- Workers Compensation Background Check
- Criminal History Check
- Sex Offender Registry
- Driving Record
- Hepatitis B Vaccination
Pre-Employment Physical. The following procedures are paid for by the City and necessary to meet the OSHA criteria:
- Physical examination by a physician
- Spirometry Lab analyses Resting
- EKG (as needed or determined by the physician)
- Chest X-Ray (as needed or determined by the physician)
- Maximal treadmill stress test (as needed or determined by the physician
Issue of Equipment
The POC firefighters train twice a month and are required to have at least 30 hours of firefighter training per year (which is six more hours than required by the State of Iowa).
Continuing Employment Requirement - First Year
- Certification in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as per the American Heart Association standards and the State of Iowa Code
- Certificate of Achievement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the ICS-100 (Introduction to Incident Command System) and the ICS-700 (National Incident Management System (NIMS).
- Certification in Hazardous Materials Operations (Haz-Mat Ops class and testing)
Continuing Employment Requirements (within 2 years)
- Must attend State of Iowa Certified FireFighter I course
- Achieve certification as a State of Iowa Firefighter I.
Continuing Employment Annual Requirements (calendar year of January 1st through December 31st):
- 30-hours of firefighter training, which include Iowa State mandatory training topics.
- Twenty-four (24) hours of on-duty time with career shift personnel. Must spend time on each of the three shifts.
- Six (6) Public Education events.
- Attend twelve (12) of the 22 Wednesday evening bi-monthly meetings/trainings. If there is an extenuating circumstance in which the firefighter cannot meet this expectation, a letter explaining the situation must be submitted to the Fire Chief. An excused length of absence can only be approved by the Fire Chief.
- Must attend one Linn County Firefighter Association meeting.
- Must participate in a minimum of 10% of the annual number of actual structure fires.