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The Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD) is looking to further diversify its workforce to better reflect the community they serve. MFD saves and protects life, property and the environment at emergencies and in addition, provides the residents of the City of Minneapolis emergency medical services, community outreach, hazardous materials response, confined space & collapse rescue and water/river rescue. Minneapolis Firefighters work a 24-hour shift, beginning at 8 a.m. and ending at 8 a.m. the following day.
A Firefighter is on duty an average of 10 days a month, 107 days out of the 365 day year. Starting salary for an MFD Firefighter Cadet is $19.90/hour and after promotion to Firefighter, wages increase to $59,150 annually. 
Minimum qualifications for the position include: High School Diploma or GED, 18 years of age, and a Valid Driver’s License. Preferred candidates have: knowledge of City of Minneapolis neighborhoods and geography, participated in a City of Minneapolis or MFD programs (i.e. EMS Pathways Academy, Explorers, Urban Scholars, STEP-UP, etc.), obtained their EMT, the ability to fluently speak write and understand one or more of the following languages prominent in the City of Minneapolis:

Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Laotian, Oromo, Vietnamese, Amharic, or American Sign Language, advanced education above a high school diploma or GED (i.e. college level courses, Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, etc.) and a demonstrated ability to relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultures, economic and ethnic backgrounds. The selection of qualified candidates includes a rating of training and experience based on the candidates online application and supplemental materials, a physical agility test criminal background check, pre-employment drug and alcohol screening, medical exam, psychological exam and department interview.

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MFD Cadet 2

For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats contact the Human Resources Department at 612-673-2282 or People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700

Rau kev pab 612-673-2800  

Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.



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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 


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