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Becoming a Firefighter

Minneapolis Fire Department saves and protects life, property and the environment.

MFD provides the City of Minneapolis emergency medical and rescue services, community outreach, hazardous materials response.

Explore the various fire service job classifications at the city.

The Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) is looking to further diversify its workforce to better reflect the community it serves. MFD saves and protects life, property or the environment at emergencies and in addition, provides the residents of the City of Minneapolis emergency medical services, community outreach, hazardous materials response, confined space & collapse rescue and water/river rescue. Minneapolis Firefighters work a 24-hour shift, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 8 a.m. the following day. A Firefighter is on duty an average of 10 days a month, 107 days out of the 365 day year including weekends and holidays.  Starting salary for an MFD Firefighter Cadet is $21.28/hour and after promotion to Firefighter, wages increase to $62,232 annually.

Minneapolis Firefighter Cadet - Hiring Suspended

We have postponed recruitment efforts for Fire Cadets at this time.  The City of Minneapolis is following recommendations from the Department of Health and will update the website with any new information when it becomes available.

Sign up for a job alert at minneapolismn.gov/jobs to be notified when the job is posted.  More information will be included in the job posting on minimum requirements and details on the hiring and selection process.


For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats

Contact the Human Resources Department at 612-673-2282 or  [email protected]

Deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-263-6850.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700

Rau kev pab 612-673-2800  

Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

  

 

 

Last updated May 11, 2020

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-263-6850.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

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