Hiring Criteria

Fire Department Hiring Criteria & Process


All of our full-time personnel are hired from our paid on-call staff. To apply to become a paid on-call firefighter in St. Anthony, you must:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid Minnesota driver's license
  • Have earned a high school degree or equivalent
  • Be within a 9-minute driving time from our fire station
The hiring process itself consists of a background check, an oral interview, a written exam, a physical evaluation, and a psychological assessment. Officers of the Department conduct the oral interview.

Upon being hired, all candidates will undergo training consisting of firefighting skills, hazmat, EMS, driving, and operation of fire apparatus.
Click here to apply online!