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Become a Firefighter

Applying for a firefighter opportunity

The fire department is not currently accepting applications for firefighters. The City will advertise for firefighters as needed. Applications are only accepted at those times.

Read about our hiring process

Check out current job openings in Brooklyn Park

Debrief

Number of staff

Brooklyn Park uses a combination fire department that has both paid-on-call and full-time firefighters that respond to fires, medical emergencies and rescue services.

Today the department has 26 full-time firefighter/EMTs and 42 paid-on-call firefighter/EMTs.

There are also 3 full-time administrative assistants that do not respond to fires.

Full-time firefighters

Three of the City’s four fire stations are staffed 24 hours per day utilizing full-time firefighters. Full-time firefighters do not have to reside in Brooklyn Park.

Minimum requirements

Minimum requirements for becoming a full-time firefighter include:

  • 18 years or older with a valid Minnesota driver’s license
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Clear background check
  • Must be a Minnesota State Certified Firefighter II
  • Must be a Minnesota State Certified EMT-B

Paid-on-call firefighters

Paid-on-call firefighters are available to assist full-time firefighters during their off hours.

Minimum requirements

Minimum requirements for becoming an on-call firefighter include:

  • 18 years or older with a valid Minnesota driver’s license
  • Clear background check
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Must live within 30 minutes of a Brooklyn Park station
  • Must be a Minnesota State Certified Firefighter I
  • Must be a Minnesota State Certified EMT-B

Reserve firefighters

Our reserve firefighter program allows individuals without prior training or experience to become a firefighter. Utilizing a combination of classroom study and on-the-job training, individuals are supported through the process of obtaining the required certifications in order to serve as a firefighter.

Minimum requirements

Minimum requirements for Reserve Firefighter include:

  • 18 years or older with a valid Minnesota driver’s license
  • Clear background check
  • High school graduate or GED
  • Must live within 30 minutes of a Brooklyn Park station
 
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