Firefighter training

All cadets get on-the-job training at our academy.

Minneapolis Firefighter Academy

As a newly-hired cadet, you will attend our Minneapolis Firefighter Academy training program. 

The program runs for three to four months. It teaches you how to respond to:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Structure fires
  • Rooftop ventilation issues
  • Natural gas leaks
  • Reports of gas and hazardous materials
  • Rail tanker fires

It gives you a chance to practice:

  • Aerial ladder rescues
  • Water and ice rescues
  • Removing people from damaged vehicles

Academy training take place at the City's Emergency Operations Training Facility.

On-going firefighter training

We offer on-gong training opportunities throughout your career with the Minneapolis Fire Department.

Contact us

Destiny Xiong

Fire Human Resources





City Hall
Minneapolis Fire Department
350 Fifth St. S., Room 233
Minneapolis, MN 55415