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Firefighter and EMT

On-call firefighter/EMTs and on-call EMTs are not full-time employees of the city. They are individuals who work a regular full-time job elsewhere and respond to emergencies when they are home. On-call employees are paid when they respond to fire, medical and emergency calls, and when they attend training and other required activities.

The fire division provides all of the firefighter and EMT training that is needed to become certified by the state as Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Emergency Medical Technician. Firefighters also receive specialized training, as well as continuing education needed to maintain primary certification.

On-call firefighter/EMTs and on-call EMTs are needed. To qualify you must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid Minnesota driver's license, and be able to respond to one of the fire stations within four minutes from your residence. Persons interested in becoming an on-call firefighter/EMT or on-call EMT should contact Human Resources at (651) 714-3523, or send an email to