Certifications & Licenses
Candidates must have a high school diploma and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic certification. Candidates must also meet the licensing requirements of the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education (MBFTE) within one year of hire.
There are many opportunities for involvement with additional duties including:
- Fire Chaplains
- Hazardous Materials Technicians
- Special Operations Team (SOT)
- SWAT Team
South Metro Public Safety Training Facility
We are part owners in the South Metro Public Safety Training Facility, located in Edina. This combined public safety training center is operated by four police departments and three fire departments. Our Paramedics/Firefighters continually receive high level training to meet the demands of the changing world and expectations of our community. Instructors are brought in from across the country to teach the latest skills and techniques.
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