Members of the Fire Department are expected to work hard and provide a high quality of service to the community, making this a premier department in the region. Full-time paramedics and firefighters work a 24 hour shift with rotating days on and off (2,904 hours per year).
Based on the 2017 contract, salaries range from $62,752 - $83,145.
Officers working some special assignments receive an additional $375 per month.
Candidates can expect the following:
Multi-stage interview process
Physical ability test
Written test during the application process
Certifications & Licenses
Candidates must have a high school diploma and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic certification. Candidates must also meet the licensing requirements of the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) within one year of hire.
There are many opportunities for involvement with additional duties including:
We are part owners in the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility, located in Edina. This combined public safety training center is operated by four police departments and three fire departments. Our Paramedics/Firefighters continually receive high level training to meet the demands of the changing world and expectations of our community. Instructors are brought in from across the country to teach the latest skills and techniques.