There are two types of services the Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol offers the community: fire police services, and fire patrol services. While operating within the realm of our fire police services, our members assist the fire and police departments with traffic and scene control at fire department calls. Members operating under our fire patrol aspect conduct salvage operations inside burning structures to save the property of the family or business. The Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol also assists families and businesses with the dewatering of their structure either after firefighting operations or when rooms become flooded due to water piping breaks or high wetlands water levels.
To participate in fire police work, you must pass the Town of Greenwich support physical exam to ensure you are healthy enough to operate traffic and scene control.
To participate in fire patrol work you must pass the full Town of Greenwich entry tag health exam including stress test and must receive Firefighter I training (140 hours) within the State of Connecticut. Firefighter I classes are conducted by the Greenwich Fire Department annually as well as by fire departments in the surrounding area and is no cost to you.
What are the required qualifications?
- You must be at least 18 years of age
- You must live or work within the Town of Greenwich
- You must be able to pass a criminal background check and a screening for controlled substances
- You must be able to pass the Town of Greenwich pre-employment physical exam which includes Spirometry, EKG stress test, general physical tests,and a health exam
What are the benefits?
- Medical/Dental Coverage
- Opportunities for advancement to higher ranks within the company
- Training Stipends
- Paid fire watch for town and private functions
- Property tax savings of up to $1000 (Home or Auto)
- Reimbursement of $7.50 per emergency response to account for fuel usage and wear and tear on your personal vehicle