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Are you interested in becoming a Brainerd Paid on-Call Firefighter?  

We are hiring Paid on-Call Firefighters!  

Apply online at www.ci.brainerd.mn.us or stop at the Laurel Street Fire Station and pick up an application.  Applications will be accepted until September 10 at 12 noon.  

An information meeting will be held on September 1 at 5:30 p.m.  Attend this meeting if you are interested in a Paid on-Call Firefighter position and would like to learn more about becoming a Brainerd Paid on-Call Firefighter.  

Required testing will be held on September 25 at 8:00 a.m.  This is a mandatory testing day and will not be rescheduled any time soon.
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All Brainerd Paid on-Call Firefighters must possess a valid MN Driver's License and live within 10 minutes driving time of either the Laurel Street or Northeast Brainerd Fire Stations.  

Brainerd Paid on-Call Firefighters must respond to a minimum of 30% of all paged emergency calls per quarter.  Currently Brainerd Fire Department averages 500 emergency calls per year.  Brainerd Paid on-Call Firefighters must also participate in 60% of all scheduled trainings per quarter, and become familiar with our coverage area of 260 square miles.  

Community service is a big part of our mission and Brainerd Paid on-Call Firefighters are expected to take part in various forms of service, such as public education, special details, community events, and fundraisers.  Brainerd Paid on-Call Firefighters are also required to join the Brainerd Fire Department Relief Association.

Completed employment applications are always welcome and can be submitted to the Brainerd Fire Station at 23 Laurel Street.  Your application will be kept on file and you will be notified when we are hiring Paid on-Call Firefighters.  Our hiring process consists of a passing score for both the written and agility tests, successful completion of a series of pre-employment tests, including drug screening, and a physical, cardiac stress test and a psychological test.  Newly hired Brainerd Paid on-Call Firefighters will become Firefighter I and II State Certified within one year of hire (City paid training), and trained to the Emergency Medical Responder level with twenty-four months of hire (City paid training).  Training certifications are required to be kept current for all Brainerd Paid on-Call Firefighters.

Contact the Brainerd Fire Station at 218-828-2312 with any questions.  We appreciate your interest!