The 2023 Firefighter/EMT application process is now closed. To be notified of a future application process, please fill out the Firefighter/EMT Interest Form.

If you applied during the application process, please watch this website for up-to-date information and events during the process! The Firefighter/EMT job posting is also attached here.

Click here to view the 2023 Firefighter Information Session presentation.

2023 Hiring Process

Firefighter Performance Exams will be taking place the week of September 18th. If you have any questions regarding the exam, need to reschedule, or were unable to access the information to register, please reach out to Danni at .

Click on “How to Prepare for the Physical Test” button below for the video, training manual and work out samples.

For questions or more information, please contact Danni at 651-266-6566.

Firefighters protect the people of Saint Paul through public education, fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services. They partner with the community to mitigate risks, and respond to all calls for service with skill, dedication, and compassion. 

Please review the Firefighter Job Description for more information about the position of Firefighter/EMT with the City of Saint Paul and the Saint Paul Fire website for more information about the department.


  •     High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma.
  •     Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  •     Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D Driver's License, or equivalent out- of-state driver's license.
  •     Must possess a current National Registry and State of Minnesota Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic certification. Candidates may participate in the testing process and be placed on the eligible list without submitting proof of certification.

Preference Points

Preference points will be added to Firefighter/EMT candidates' passing final score.

What We're Looking For

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Last Edited: September 15, 2023