This includes both a defined benefit plan through the Fire and Police Pension Association (FPPA) for both line and administrative employees and options for a 457 plan through FPPA or through the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).
Leave includes short-term disability, long-term disability and generous sick and vacation pay. Additionally, firefighters on the line receive 96 hours of paid leave per year for holidays, and administrative employees receive 14 holidays per year.
: Within some established guidelines, tuition assistance is offered to employees who desire to continue their formal college-level education.
North Metro Fire believes our employees are the organization’s most valuable resource. As a result, we continue to develop exceptional human resource programs for the hiring, development and retention of our employees. Additionally, the District enhances employee morale, productivity and safety through the development of wellness and safety programs.
All stations have exercise equipment, and our firefighters are required to work out daily. Additionally, we have a premier fitness center within our Gold Leeds Headquarters Building, and administrative staff are allowed time off to work out if they participate in our Well-Being Program.
North Metro Fire's employee-led Well-Being Committee provides monthly education on physical, emotional, financial, career and social well-being. We bring in speakers and have an annual fitness challenge focused on health improvements and fun. Our ongoing programs include a Peer Support Team to address the emotional impacts of high-impact emergency calls, ongoing medical screenings, and other prevention initiatives through our Safety Program to mitigate exposure to hazards.
Staying connected is important to us and we have several events to recognize employees and to socialize. One of our most popular events is our Christmas party for families and their kids to meet Santa each December.