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Become a Shakopee firefighter

Post Date:01/28/2019 10:50 am

Shakopee Fire Department is seeking residents interested in serving their community as paid-on-call firefighters.

In February, the department will begin accepting applications for paid-on-call firefighters. Shakopee Fire is a highly trained and skilled team of 46 paid-on-call firefighters who operate out of two Shakopee fire stations. The Department also has a crew of full-time firefighters who work during the day. Position benefits include a starting wage of $14.20/hour, pension, leadership opportunities and more.

Applicants must be 18 years or older and reside within 10 minutes of a fire station. They must also have a valid driver’s license and high school diploma/GED. Candidates must also pass a criminal background check and meet physical requirements.

Residents interested in learning more about the Fire Department are encouraged to attend a recruitment event at 8 a.m. Feb. 16 at Shakopee Fire Station 1, 2700 Vierling Drive E. This is an opportunity for interested candidates and their spouses to learn more about the role and responsibilities of being a paid-on-call firefighter, as well as participate in hands-on skill stations. Parents should leave their children at home.

Candidates interested in attending are asked to email fireinfo@ShakopeeMN.gov to provide the department with a proper estimate.

Paid-on-call firefighter applications will be accepted on the city website beginning in mid-February 2019. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for March with an early June start date.

More information about the recruitment process is available online at www.ShakopeeMN.gov/fire. Click on “Becoming a Firefighter.”

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