Firefighter job qualifications

There's more to it than meeting the basic requirements.

Job qualifications

All candidates must

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid driver's license
  • Be authorized to work in the United States
  • Pass our pre-employment tests and exams

Read about pre-employment tests and exams

It is helpful if you have

  • A 2-year or 4-year college degree
  • EMT or paramedic certification
  • Related work or volunteer experience, like emergency medical responder or military firefighter
  • The ability to speak fluently in a non-English language spoken by our residents
  • Connections to our City's neighborhoods

We need team players who

  • Lead with integrity
  • Communicate with empathy
  • Bring calm to a crisis
  • Solve problems

Contact us

City of Minneapolis Recruiter