This information was last updated on August 15, 2018.
The Firefighter/EMT application is now closed.
Please note: Physical Performance Test date and time has been sent via email. If you did not receive your Physical Test date, time, and or Written Test score please email Anita Vue at email@example.com. If you haven't already, make sure to sign up for a Physical Performance Practice Session. Please refer to your email for instruction on how to sign up for a session.
Preference points will be added to Firefighter/EMT candidates' passing final score, which is a combination of the candidates' Written and Physical Performance Test score.
Residence's Preference Points.
Information on submitting a Request for Residency Points form is now available on the Firefighter Information page, www.stpaul.gov/firefighter. Candidates must request and provide proof of residency to obtain these points, and the forms must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by August 31, 2018. Please refer to the form for more information.
Applicants who have been a resident of the City of Saint Paul for at least one (1) year immediately prior to the application deadline shall receive an additional ten (10) points on their final examination score provided that the applicant must attain a passing grade before the additional ten (10) points are added.
Veteran's Preference Points
If you wish to claim veteran’s preference points, please submit a member 4 copy of your DD214 or a letter from the Veteran’s Administration stating that you have a service connected disability. Veteran preference points may be requested and given any time during the length of the eligible list, but in order to ensure your preference is received for the first round of interviews, please submit this information by October 1, 2018.
You may submit your documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit in person to Anita Vue during Physical Performance Practice sessions.
Firefighter/EMT Hiring Process Timeline
July 10 - September 4: Continuation of the weekly Fitness & Engagement workout (email Anita Vue for registration link)
July 11- July 21: First Round of Physical Test Practice Sessions (including an orientation to the test and equipment)
August 8 - August 15: Second Round of Physical Test Practice Sessions
September 5 - September 8, September 14-15: Third Round of Physical Test Practice Sessions
September 17- September 26: Physical Performance Tests (Firefighter/EMT candidates will receive their exam date and time by August 14th, 2018)
October 1, 2018: Deadline to have MN EMT Certification in order to be considered for the 1st round of interviews
End of October 2018: Interviews
November 2018, December 2018, January 2019: Background checks, medical exams and psychological exams
February 2019: Academy begins
2018 Firefighter Eligible List
General information about the test scores and eligible list is provided below. As we continue with the process, additional information will be available.
|Step in the process||Number of Candidates|
|Submitted an Application||1013|
|Eligible to take Written||925|
|Took the Written||759|
|Passed the Written||671|
|Written Test Band||Number of Applicants|
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Saint Paul Fire Department has designed this training manual written for individuals who are in the beginning phase of training for the Saint Paul Firefighter/EMT Physical Performance Test. This manual is only a sample of exercises to get you started, as you progress it is recommended to increase the intensity and frequency of your workouts. Firefighter/EMT Physical Performance Test
Firefighter/EMT Fitness & Engagement Program
Thank you to all of the participants that has attended our sessions and provided feedback to the Fitness & Engagement program. All future sessions will be advertised only to Firefighter/EMT applicants.
Firefighter/EMT Career Information Slide
In this slide you will find information on the Saint Paul Firefighter/EMT position, testing process, and hiring timeline.
Firefighter/EMT Career Information Slide
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The Ideal Firefighter/EMT Candidate
The ideal candidate for the position of Firefighter/EMT possesses the following characteristics and abilities:
- Is a leader and demonstrates initiative, accountability and respect
- Displays and practices integrity
- Communicates well with others and demonstrates empathy and compassion
- Demonstrates self-control during intense and chaotic situations
- Supports the safety of one another in a team
- Solves problems and makes decisions both as an individual and as a team
- Maintains physical fitness
- Understands the diverse communities of Saint Paul and has a connection to its neighborhoods
2018 Firefighter/EMT Salary and Benefits
The 4-month academy, trainee salary is $20.45 per hour.
- Approx. Annual Salary: $53,000
- Lifelong Career Development Opportunities
- Promotional Opportunities
- Medical and Hospitalization Insurance
- Basic Life Insurance
- Paid Holidays
- Excellent Sick Leave and Vacation Policy
- Great Pension Plan
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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.
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