Our fire department generally hires annually, on or around January 1st. Applications for a POC firefighter can be faxed, scanned and emailed or dropped off at fire station #1 anytime and will be kept on file until October of which the hiring process begins. Once began, the applicants are put through an exciting process we have designed to help us and the applicant determine their fit for one of our 3 fire stations.
If interested, please feel free to inquire with any questions you may have!
General Qualifications/ Paid On-Call Firefighter
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a valid Minnesota Driver's License
- Be able to respond to assigned station within 6 minutes of call outs
- Pass physical agility and mental aptitude testing
- Complete a medical examination and drug test
- Pass a background check
- Ability to obtain Fire Fighter I and Emergency Medical Responder training. (We provide this, free to you!)
Firefighters in good standing are paid on a per call hour basis. Isanti Fire has a unique step pay program where we recognize your commitment to our department and award increases in pay for levels of certification earned and years served.
Yes, we pay into a retirement fund for you for being a member of our team. Firefighters are partially vested after 4 years of service, and fully vested after 20 years. Isanti Fire District members are all participants of the Public Employees Retirement Association of MN (PERA) Statewide Volunteer Fund (SVF). Our goal is to have you on our team for 20 years!
Questions? Contact Us, or fill out an application to get the process started!