Farmington’s Fire-Rescue Department will host three open house recruitment events in an effort to hire paid on-call firefighters in March.

“We're in need for people who are available to respond to calls during the day,” said Fire Chief Justin Elvestad in a press release. "People with positions that are flexible or work from home would be perfect for this."

Anyone interested can attend an open house:

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Fire Station No. 1, 21625 Denmark Ave.

• 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Fire Station No. 2, 19695 Municipal Drive 

• 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, at Fire Station No. 2, 19695 Municipal Drive 

The open houses provide a glimpse into what it requires in terms of time and commitment to serve on the Farmington Fire-Rescue Department.

In an informal setting, prospective paid-on-call firefighters can tour the fire station, check out the fire trucks and explore equipment.

Current firefighters will be in attendance to answer questions about the job and department.

“We encourage anyone thinking about this opportunity to bring their spouse along,” Elvestad said. “We want them to attend as well because a position like this affects the whole family.”

No fire-rescue training is required to be considered for a position as a paid-on-call firefighter. All training is completed through the department.

Firefighters are eligible for a retirement pension and hourly wage.

For more information about the open houses, contact Elvestad at

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