Firefighter Minimum Qualifications
Applicant must have:
High School Diploma or GED
Valid Driver’s License
Must pass a pre-employment physical and drug test
Must pass a pre-employment background investigation
The selection process is comprised of three components designed to measure an applicant’s potential for filling the job duties of a firefighter. The sequence and description of the selection process are as follows:
Written Exam – 30%
Physical Agility Test – 30%
Oral Interview – 40%
Veteran’s Preference – additional 5% (disabled Veterans – 10%)
Must provide documentation prior to application deadline.
Ability to obtain national certification as an Emergency Medical Technician within the probationary period on his/her own time and at his/her own expense.
Must have the ability to understand the English language, written and spoken.
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The mission of the Fire Department is to protect lives and property from fire through effective fire suppression and prevention measures, to reduce trauma and save lives through the provisions of rescue, extrication, and emergency medical services.
We aim to protect the public against unrestricted use of hazardous substances and control and mitigate incidents involving hazardous chemicals in the environment; maintain a readiness to respond to and provide protection at all types of emergencies whether manmade or acts of nature.
Find out what things you need to know for after the fire.
In the past decade, people have become more aware of the risk of carbon monoxide (or CO) poisoning in the home. The nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) prepared a set of frequently asked questions to help people protect themselves and their families against CO poisoning.
Get the information that will help to keep you safe in the case of an emergency situation.
The early history of the department is quite vague due to lack of records. Some of the early dates may not be exact but they are all very close. Much of the early information comes from the very good memories of past chiefs Gil Malek and Claude Metz.
Get detailed information about the division of Fire Prevention and Inspections.
A Recreational fire is an outdoor fire, where the fuel or material being burned, is not in a contained incinerator, outdoor fireplace, barbeque grill or pit, and is used for pleasure, religious, ceremonial, cooking, warmth or similar purposes.
View maps of the fire stations within Minot and get directions to these facilities as well.
The explorer post is a program available to high school aged youth in the Minot area. The program will teach explorers and let them get hands on experience with all aspects of the Minot Fire Department. The Explorers will have the opportunity to train in all the areas that our career firefighters train in. Being in an explorer post provides kids unique opportunities to learn teamwork and leadership skills that can be applied experience for their future endeavors . We generally meet once every other week for approximately 2 hours at a time. The location will depend on the topic of the meeting. Most of the time we will be meeting at the Minot Fire Stations but we will use other facilities if need be. The fee to sign up is $25. Throughout the year we will assist with certain public events such as parades, the blood drive, and various other activities.
The Minot Fire Department will no longer be participating in trading patches from other departments. For any questions, please call 701-857-4740