Flooding Update for Highway 41 in Chaska 

According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, Highway 41 will close between Highway 169 and Chaska Boulevard at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, due to the rising water levels of the Minnesota River. Highway 41 will remain closed until the water recedes and any damage to the road can be repaired. Motorists can expect additional traffic on the Highway 101 river crossing in Shakopee.

Over the weekend, MnDOT restriped northbound Highway 169 over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge to add a temporary third lane to ease congestion.

2019 Hiring Dates

Recruitment Information Event
8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16

Application Period
Feb. 18-March 8

Starting March 14

Contingent Offer
April 2019

Background Check & Physical
May 2019

Start Date
Early June 2019

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Becoming a Firefighter

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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.


  • 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


  • 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.