Basic Requirements

All departments in Minnesota have minimum requirements to apply to become a firefighter. Here’s the short list that is most common to all fire departments:

1. 18+ years old
2. Minnesota driver’s license
3. Clean criminal background – This is determined on a case-by-case basis.
4. Your home within 5-10 minute drive time to nearest station (varies by dept)
5. 25-33% response to all calls at your fire station (varies by dept)

If you meet these requirements, you’re ready to apply! No prior experience needed. Your department will supply all the training & equipment. For more information, contact us and we’ll get back to you with information about the department nearest you.

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