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ANDOVER FIRE DEPARTMENT

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(763) 767-5192

Hiring

The Elk River Fire Department is comprised of 45 paid on-call firefighters. Most on-call firefighters have regular full-time careers outside of their part-time position with the city. When an emergency occurs, firefighters are alerted via a tone/voice pager. Whether it is 2 p.m. or 2 a.m., the firefighters must drop whatever they are doing to respond to the call. 

Becoming part of the Team 
Becoming an Elk River firefighter is a competitive process. To help ensure an adequate response time, every Elk River on-call firefighter must live within a pre-defined geographical area. Once selected for a position, new firefighters must complete upwards of 200 hours of required training during their initial probationary period. This training includes tactics on fire suppression, search and rescue, emergency medicine, hazardous materials and a myriad of other topics. 

Compensation and Benefits 
All on-call firefighters are part-time employees of the city and are compensated for actual hours worked, including emergency responses, training and special events. Through the Elk River Fire Department Relief Association, every on-call firefighter also earns a pension of $5,091/year, which is paid in-full after 20 years of active service. 

For further information about becoming part of the team, please contact the Fire Department at 763.635.1100.

The Elk River Fire Department responds from two strategically located fire stations. Firefighters are assigned to a specific station. As an on-call department, the fire stations are not staffed 24/7. In the event of an emergency, you are advised to call 911 for assistance.
 

Andover, MN Fire/Rescue Operations

The Andover Fire Department is located 20 miles north of the City of Minneapolis and is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. They provide a wide array of emergency services from fire suppression to emergency medical response.  They protect an area of 32 square miles and approximately 35,000 residents.  They are staffed with 55 highly trained on-call firefighters/ EMT's and supported by three full-time staff to include a Fire Marshal, Asst. Chief and Fire Chief who is also the cities Emergency Manager.  This is a progressive department and prides themselves on their skills and community support.  Their equipment is state of the art, protecting the well-being of the firefighters.  

 

 

Hiring

Andover uses a formal hiring process which includes an application process, physical ability test, interview process, 3rd party employee assessment, criminal history check and a health screening.  They are looking for the best fit for the organization.  Of the departments within the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Andover has a diverse group of men and women holding the ranks.  

Becoming part of the Team 
Becoming an Andover firefighter is a competitive process. To help ensure an adequate response time, every Andover on-call firefighter must live within a pre-defined geographical area from one of there three fire stations.  Once selected for a position, new firefighters must complete upwards of 250 hours of required training during their initial probationary period. This training includes tactics for fire suppression, search and rescue, emergency medicine, hazardous materials and a myriad of other topics; to include emergency medical training.  Once the formal training is over, new firefighters are assigned to their stations for weekly training and response.  

Compensation and Benefits 
All on-call firefighters are part-time employees of the city and are compensated for actual hours worked, including emergency responses, training, and special events. Along with hourly pay for service, the Andover Fire Department Relief Association provides a pension of $5,100 per year for active service.  The pension is earned in increments of five years.  

For further information about becoming part of the team, please contact Chief Dennis Jones at the Andover Fire Department at 763.767.5192

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