Recruitment Information – Fire

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Job Requirements


Members of the Fire Department are expected to work hard and provide a high quality of service to the community, making this a premier department in the region. Full-time paramedics and firefighters work a 24 hour shift with rotating days on and off (2,904 hours per year).

Salaries


  • Based on the 2017 contract, salaries range from $62,752 - $83,145.
  • Officers working some special assignments receive an additional $375 per month.

Hiring Process


Candidates can expect the following:
  • Medical exam
  • Multi-stage interview process
  • Physical ability test
  • Psychological assessment
  • Training program
  • Written test during the application process

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.

Opportunities


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.


Available Positions


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City of Edina by the Numbers


  • 50,000: Population
  • 50,000: Employed in the community
  • First ring suburb of Minneapolis
  • Two large shopping districts (Southdale, 50th and France)
  • Nine schools
  • One large metropolitan hospital with a state-of-the-art heart center (Fairview Southdale)
  • 40 parks that cover more than 1,550 acres

Edina Fire by the Numbers


  • 31: number of full-time Paramedics/Firefighters in the department
  • 14: paid on-call Firefighters
  • 2: Fire Stations
  • 1,275: annual number of Fire Calls
  • 4,000: annual number of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls