Fire Human Resources
We host a series of information sessions.
Anyone interested in becoming a firefighter can attend.
This step is not required.
See details about our 2021 information sessions.
We review all applications.
We invite select applicants to take part in:
If you pass the CPAT, you become a certified-eligible fire cadet.
The certification is good for two years.
We invite certified-eligible fire cadets to take part in a behavioral-based interview.
After the interview, you may receive a conditional job offer.
If you accept a conditional job offer, we
If your background check and pre-employment test results meet our employment criteria, we will make a final job offer.
Newly hired cadets attend the Minneapolis Fire Cadet Academy training program.
The program lasts three to four months.
You are paid while you are going through training.
When you graduate from the Academy, you become a City of Minneapolis firefighter.