What kind of pension program do you have for your paid-on-call (POC) firefighters?

All paid-on-call firefighters can earn time toward a fire department pension program. There are minimum requirements that must be met, such as signing up for and working shifts, responding to the pager when called, and training in order to earn time toward that pension. At 7 years of service, a POC firefighter who has met all minimums, can qualify for 60% vesting of the approved pension amount, multiplied by the number of years served. The vesting percentage increases 5% each year until the firefighter has reached 15 years. At that time, the firefighter is 100% vested in the pension program. If someone leaves before 7 years, there is no pension earned. Full-time staff also earn a pension, but that is through a state plan. 

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1. How do I get rid of old fireworks?
2. Where can I find more information about fire safety for kids?
3. Where can I find information about hazards in the home?
4. Do you charge or recycle fire extinguishers?
5. Do you check car seats?
6. If I am unsure if it is an emergency, can I call the Fire Department directly?
7. Where can I get my blood pressure taken?
8. I would like to take my kids on a tour of the fire station. Do you do that?
9. Who do I call if I have a complaint about burning?
10. Do we have a volunteer or full-time department?
11. What kind of pension program do you have for your paid-on-call (POC) firefighters?
12. What kind of training or experience do IGH firefighters need to get on the fire department?
13. Do the paid-on-call and full-time firefighters work together?
14. I don’t like the sight of blood; can I just sign up to go to fires?
15. I hear you can sign up for different “shifts” like a part-time job. Is that the only time commitment I will have to be a paid-on-call firefighter?
16. Why do you take a big fire truck to medical calls?
17. Do you work with fire departments in other cities?
18. How does the IGH fire department affect my insurance rates?
19. Does the fire department have an ambulance service?
20. When can I apply to be a firefighter?
21. Can I live anywhere and be an IGH firefighter?
22. What do I need to do if I want to have a recreational fire or burn some tree limbs on my property?
23. Can I use a grill on my deck if I live in an apartment?
24. Why do you have dorm rooms in the fire stations?
25. Do you have any volunteer jobs or is there anything I can do to help without being a firefighter?