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What apprentice training is required of a Firefighter/EMT?
All Firefighter/EMTs must successfully complete a State of Minnesota approved three-year apprenticeship program, including classroom and practical training examinations. Employees must satisfactorily complete all apprenticeship training, pass an annual physical fitness examination, and satisfactorily perform required duties during the entire three-year apprenticeship period to attain a journey-level status. The physical fitness and medical screening program is designed to meet the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations pertaining to Firefighter/EMTs. This includes various screenings for health and physical problems that potentially place Firefighter/EMTs at risk. All standards of the apprenticeship program must be met to retain employment with the City of Saint Paul.

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1. What apprentice training is required of a Firefighter/EMT?
2. What information is checked during a background check prior to hire?
3. Are there any age, height, weight, or medical restrictions that automatically disqualify a candidate for a Firefighter/EMT position?
4. How many hours does a Firefighter/EMT work in a typical shift or week?
5. Do newly hired Firefighter/EMTs work in the same fire station each shift?
6. What is the fire academy training program?
7. What benefits are available to a newly hired Firefighter/EMT?
8. What is the possibility of being trained or employed as a Paramedic?
9. What promotional opportunities exist at the Saint Paul Fire Department?
10. How do I know my online application and my application fee have been received by the City of Saint Paul?
11. Where can I get my EMT Certification?
12. How do I become a Saint Paul Firefighter?
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