Becoming a Firefighter


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Job Description

To be eligible to participate in the St. Cloud Fire Department written exam when it is offered, applicants must meet the minimum requirements located in the job description (PDF). We have this Job Description listed to provide information about becoming a Firefighter. This is not a job opening. You may apply for a Firefighter position when there is an opening being advertised on our linked Employment Opportunities page.


  • Firefighter I & II Certificate (Must attend in a class setting)
  • Current IFSAC Firefighter II Certificate
  • MN Certified Medical First Responder, at the least

General Information

  • Fire Department Brochure (PDF)
  • Fire Department Application (PDF) Failure to provide the data and documentation required in the supplemental application will result in rejection of the application. You may apply for a Firefighter position only when one is being advertised.
  • If you are interested in applying to be a Firefighter, please click the top left link to ensure that a position is being advertised.
  • The City of St. Cloud accepts applications only when a specific job is being advertised.
  • If you have any questions, please call the Human Resources office at 320-255-7217.
  • MN Fire Certification Board