Working for the Burnsville Fire Department
Visit the Jobs Section to view any current openings or call the Human Resources office at 952-895-4470.
The Burnsville Fire Department and Ambulance Service protects a population in excess of 60,000 residents, and covers an area of 27 square miles. Learn more about the Burnsville Fire Department.
To be hired on the Burnsville Fire Department, all applicants must be:
- Current with National Registry Certification as a paramedic
- Current with Minnesota or IFSAC Accredited Firefighter II Certification
- Certified or eligible for certification as a paramedic in Minnesota
- Have a valid Minnesota Driver's License or be eligible to be licensed in the State of Minnesota.
- Have successfully completed a Hazardous Materials Responder - Operational Level Class such as NIMS IS 100, 200, 700.
Candidates must pass each phase of the Recruitment Process to move forward to the next phase. The phases include:
- Application Process
- Written Exam
- Interviews/EMS Skills
- Physical Agility -- [Video] Watch one of our firefighter/paramedics in action
- Background, Psychological and Medical Background
The first phase of new employee training involves six weeks of review of basic firefighter skills, including hands on, classroom and live fire training.
In the second phase, new employees work on shift with a Field Training Officer (FTO) and complete further firefighter training evolutions, equivalent to Firefighter II, and an evaluation of paramedic skills. This phase is generally 12 weeks long.
Following the second phase, a new employee is released to full, unrestricted duty and is able to work on shift, on the engine, and as a regular member of the team.