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2024 Developing Firefighter Wage Schedule
0-5 Months$67,018.71
6-14 Months$72,173.99
15-24 Months$82,484.56
25-30 Months$87,639.85
31-36 Months$97,950.42
Base Salary$103,105.70

West Metro Professional Firefighters Local 1309

West Metro Fire Rescue firefighters are represented by Local 1309 of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF).  Local 1309 negotiates for pay and benefits on behalf of its 400+ uniformed members.  Listed is the current firefighter contract which expires at the end of 2025.  The contract represents many years of effective and collaborative labor/management relationships.


Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

West Metro employees can choose from several different medical and dental insurance plans, vision insurance, prescription coverage and flexible benefit plans. There is also a retirement health savings plan which helps employees afford medical costs when they retire. 

Retirement Plans, Life Insurance

West Metro employees have a pension through FPPA and can choose from several retirement plans, including IRA's, 457 and 401a. The district also offers life insurance and death and disability insurance. 

Vacation, Holiday, Personal Days

West Metro employees have 10 holidays a year, plus generous vacation and personal time off. 

Wellness, Workout Facility

West Metro employees are encouraged to stay healthy and there are workout facilities available in the district and for reduced cost at some local health clubs.

Tuition Reimbursement

West Metro also encourages employees to continue learning and offers education reimbursement benefits.