Becoming a Firefighter

Recruitment closed on February 17, 2023.  Applicants were emailed on Wednesday, March 1 on the status of their application materials. 


  • Completed a recognized Firefighter I and II course fulfilling the requirements of the Nation Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1001 (Must have classroom and practical instruction).
  • Current IFSAC Firefighter II Certificate.
  • Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), or higher.
  • Valid Minnesota issued driver's license that is unrestricted except for corrective lenses, or able to attain one by appointment.
  • Sample documents of minimum requirements.

How to Apply

  • Fire Department Application. Failure to provide the data and documentation required in the supplemental application will result in rejection of the application. Please only include required documentation.
  • Applications will be accepted by mail, in person or by emailing one PDF attachment to

I Submitted My Application. What Happens Next?

Candidates who successfully meet all requirements will be emailed and invited to the Assessment Center to take a written exam and a job skills assessment. Pending a passing written score, the job skills assessment will include a ladder climb and search scenario. The written exam and job skills assessment will be conducted on Monday, March 20, 2023. Assessments will be held in two sessions, 8:00 am and 1:00 pm, and will be scheduled upon application review. 

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