Make a Difference with Burnsville Fire

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Firefighter/Paramedic Job Openings

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We are currently recruiting! Learn more and apply online.

We invest in you so you can best serve our community.

  • Burnsville offers career fire and ambulance service
  • Two fire stations including our new state-of-the-art facility
  • Dedicated to protecting your health and wellness
  • A family like no other
Now hiring Burnsville firefighters/paramedics

Professional Development

We understand that our employees thrive when there is a commitment to personal and professional growth and offer opportunities to do so. Burnsville University is our unique strengths-based employee development program which offers a wide variety of classes on leadership development, professional growth, health and safety, organizational learning, inclusion and belonging and employee wellbeing.

The Role of a Career Firefighter/Paramedic

Unique to the industry, our department takes savings lives to a new level. This crucial role offers our community life-saving personnel to not only fight fires, but also respond to medical emergencies. In many cases, this goes hand-in-hand.  


  • 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.

Interview and Examinations

  • Application Process
  • Interviews
  • Firefighter Fitness Evaluation
  • Background, Psychological, Medical Background and Work Simulation

Preparing New Team Members Ready to Serve 

Phase 1

Welcome! We're glad you're here. Your first six weeks will include a review of basic firefighter skills, including hands on, classroom and live fire training. 

Phase 2

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.

Firefighter Work Schedules 

Firefighter 24 Hour Shift Schedule 

Firefighter 12 Hour Shift Schedule

Firefighter Candidate Fitness Guide 

Firefighter Candidate Fitness Guide