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UPDATE: Statement from CenterPoint Energy 

Morning Nov. 12, 2019

Last night, CenterPoint Energy experienced an interruption in gas pressure on our pipeline system in Shakopee. As a result, gas service was shut off to about 600 residential and business customers in the Shakopee downtown business district and some areas immediately to the north and south of downtown.

CenterPoint Energy crews worked overnight to identify and correct the problem. Since early this morning, technicians have been going to the affected homes and businesses to ensure that gas service is safely restored. These technicians are clearly identified as being with CenterPoint Energy. If the customer is not available, the technician will return several times and ultimately leave contact information for the customer to call to get service restored.

The goal is to have all service restored today. CenterPoint Energy apologizes for this inconvenience to our customers.

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The Shakopee Fire Department employs a small contingent of full-time firefighters, as well as a larger staff of paid-on-call firefighters who are responsible for responding to emergency calls and attending training and drills, on an average of five to 10 hours per week.

Paid-on-call firefighters are generally hired each spring. If you are interested in applying at that time, visit the city’s Employment page, sign up for an account and visit the job categories area in the upper left menu to be notified when applications are being accepted.

Benefits

  • Starting wage of $14.20/hour
  • Paid training
  • Pension benefits of $8,425 per year of service (Fully vested after 20 years)
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Serve your community
  • Camaraderie

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Reside within a 10 minute response time of a Shakopee fire station
  • Must be able to maintain an attendance record of 35 percent for emergency calls and drills

The selection process includes an oral interview, background check, physical agility testing and psychological, medical and drug testing.