Become a Firefighter

The Farmington Fire Department recruits paid on call firefighters every spring and applications are accepted in February and March. We hold recruitment open houses during this time.
No fire experience is necessary, successful candidates will be provided in house training and joint fire academy to learn the job. 

What are the job duties?
  • Extinguish and prevent fires, effect rescue and render first aid.
  • Participate in field, classroom, and physical training programs, and keep current with significant changes in fire codes, fire prevention practices, firefighting equipment, procedures and methods.
  • Maintain apparatus, equipment, tools and fire quarters to ensure all are in good condition and working order.
  • Drive and operate all fire vehicles and have the ability to put into service all equipment used by the department.
  • Responsible for completing accurate run reports after each call.
What are the qualifications?
  • Must live within a 10-minute drive time to a Farmington fire station and be able to respond to calls within the response time requirements established by the city.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid MN Driver's License
  • Must complete the physical agility test requirements of the position and pass a fire fighter medical examination.
What are the requirements?
  • Must complete a one-year probationary period.
  • Must respond to a minimum number of fire calls, training drills, meetings and special events.
What are the benefits?
  • Hourly wage for training and calls
  • Eligible for retirement at 10 years and full pension at 20 years is lump sum of payment of $170,000 at age 50.
The firefighter recruitment period is held in February and March of every year. Sign up for the 'Become a Firefighter' email list (E-Notifications) to be notified when applications are open. During the recruitment time, the firefighter job position will be posted to the city's jobs page.  
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