Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements for Firefighters


  • Have a seven-minute response time from home to a fire station
  • 18 years of age or older 
  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Minnesota Driver's license (Class D or better) 
  • No physical disabilities which would prevent performing fire and rescue procedures 
  • Successfully pass a department physical ability test 
  • Successfully pass a department medical exam and drug screen 
  • Successfully pass a department psychological evaluation
  • Successfully pass a department background check
  • Maintain minimum training, shift work, and call response requirements as stipulated by fire department policy