Firefighter Information

This information was last updated on July 18, 2016.

To be notified of the next Firefighter hiring process, please complete the interest form below.

Female Fire and EMS Forum

The City of Saint Paul is hosting a Female Fire and EMS Forum on August 10, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at the Saint Paul Fire Training Center located at 1683 Energy Park Drive in Saint Paul. If you are interested in a career in the fire service, please come and have all your questions answered. We will be providing information about the hiring process, career opportunities, job information, working conditions, and providing tours of apparatus and equipment. This is an introductory forum and will be followed up by a hands-on event on Saturday, October 8, 2016. No need to RSVP just show up!

The Saint Paul Fire Explorer Post is currently recruiting new members between the ages of 14-21!

Watch the 2014 Firefighter Information Session.

Read the document for interview suggestions and resume resources.

Please view the link on the right side of the page titled "2014 Firefighter Eligible List" for additional information on this exam process.

As a reminder, candidates will not be eligible for referral, or interview unless the State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB) website verifies the candidate has a current State of Minnesota EMT-Basic, or higher, certification. Candidates are responsible to ensure the EMSRB website is up to date and accurate (https://mn.gov/elicense/gateway/searchByName.do). You may contact the EMSRB for more information at 651-201-2800.

The Ideal Candidate

Firefighter/EMTs are expected to protect the life and property of Saint Paul communities by extinguishing fires, treating emergency medical problems, and inspecting property. New employees will be joining a team that is dedicated to providing compassionate, prompt, state of-the-art services to ensure the safety and well-being of the community.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to lift victims, equipment, and tools of up to 175 lbs, maneuver them around obstacles and under adverse conditions. Firefighter/EMTs will work in difficult work environments including conditions of high heat, low visibility, confined space, on elevated ladder or apparatus, at accident scenes, under pressure or stressful conditions, when fatigued, and under adverse weather conditions, wearing full personal protective equipment.

The ideal candidate will be a leader, able to use his or her interpersonal influence to show initiative, inspire, motivate, and mentor others; be respectful, supportive, flexible, dependable, punctual, and accountable in everyday work and interactions; possess excellent problem solving skills, strong communication skills, and demonstrate a high level of customer service. The successful candidate will demonstrate honesty, integrity, positive and consistent behavior, exercise good judgment and decision making, maintain complete response readiness at all times, and support the safety of one another in a team.

Additional skills or education that are desirable to the City of Saint Paul include fluency in a second language prevalent in Saint Paul; experience working in diverse communities; a historical, cultural, and social connection to Saint Paul and it’s neighborhoods; an Associate’s Degree, or equivalent semester credits; national registration as a Paramedic and able to be certified as a Paramedic in the State of Minnesota; Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications from the Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board; experience as an emergency medical responder, and as a full-time, volunteer, or military Firefighter.

2015 Firefighter Salary and Benefits

The 3-month academy, trainee salary is $1,504 / bi-weekly.

  • Approx. Annual Salary:
    • Starting - $48,907
    • 3-year - $58,894
  • Lifelong Career Development Opportunities
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Medical and Hospitalization Insurance
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Excellent Sick Leave and Vacation Policy
  • Great Pension Plan

More Information

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The Saint Paul Fire Department will provide you with additional information. Please review the Firefighter Job Description for more information about the position of Firefighter with the City of Saint Paul.

The City of Saint Paul is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer. Veterans, women, persons of color, members of the LGBT community, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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