Become Paid-On-Call Staff

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Requirements for Operating as a POC Firefighter

Paid on Call staff are required to be Firefighter 1&2 certified and perform fire response only. POC responds and operates out of Station #2.

You do not have to have Firefighter certifications to apply and be hired. Our staff will train you to become certified.

Minimum Requirements for application are the following;

  • High School Diploma or GED/HSED
  • Valid driver’s license equivalent to Minnesota Class “D”
  • Ability to pass entry level testing and background check
  • Reside within 20 minutes of Fire Station No. 2 (11896 Townline Road)
  • Ability to pass CPAT physical fitness test within 1 year of employment
  • Ability to obtain NFPA 1001 certification or IFSAC equivalent within one year of employment.
  • Ability to obtain MN firefighter licensure within one year of employment.

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Complete an online application and submit required documents.

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Candidate Physical Agility Test

This test consists of a series of physical tasks which closely approximates physical tasks routinely performed by firefighters on the job, such as climbing stairs, carrying tools and raising ladders.

Most of these tasks are timed. Applicants are advised to prepare for the agility test for purposes of safety as well as to enhance their chance for a higher score.

With adequate preparation, the average healthy, fit individual should be able to complete the test safely and satisfactorily. During testing, all procedures will be explained in detail and demonstrated if necessary.

For more information, view this video of the CPAT test