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Join our fire department in a variety of positions!

Firefighters

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 21 paid-on-call firefighter/EMTs.

There are also two 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 using 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 training or experience to become a firefighter. Using 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 a 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

What does it take to be a Brooklyn Park Firefighter?

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