Become Paid-On-Call Staff
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.
On-call firefighters are required to attend 30% of all activities. This includes training and call response.
Paid on-call Firefighters are required to maintain firefighter licensure and certification.
Paid on-call firefighters are paid an hourly rate for emergency response and training.
All costs associated with obtaining certification, licensure and CPAT are covered by the city.
How do I become a Paid-on-Call Firefighter?
- Complete and submit an online application.
- Firefighter 1 & 2 training/certification (paid by the city & trained by staff upon employment)
- Submit a current CPAT certification or complete CPAT within 1 year of employment
- Maintain a 30% response rate for fire calls and training
Want to increase your chances to making the top of the hiring list?
Check out these tips from MN Fire:
Candidate Physical Agility Test
Erik JankilaFire ChiefPhone: 218-362-5966
Angela KleffmanDirector of Human ResourcesPhone: 218-312-1574
Station #2 TownlinePhysical Address
11896 Townline Rd
Hibbing, MN 55746
11896 Townline Rd Hibbing MN 55746
2320 Brooklyn Dr
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-440-1914Emergency Phone: 911
- I submitted my application, now what?
Once your application is submitted, it will be forwarded for review to the hiring manager. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted for testing dates and times.
- Who can I call to check the status of my application?
For questions regarding the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 218-312-1574.
- What is the CPAT?
This test consists of a series of physical tasks, such as climbing stairs, carrying tools or raising ladders, which closely approximates physical tasks routinely performed by firefighters on the job. Most 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.
CPAT screening procedures meet the following criteria:
- They are job related
- They are not discriminatory on the basis of sex, race, age, etc.
- They represent what experts feel are the most crucial phases of firefighting and emergency medical activities and are indicative of a variety of firefighting and emergency tasks
- They are quantifiable