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Duluth Fire Department
Firefighter Applications:

Opens: December 1, 2023
Closes: January 12, 2024
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Ready to fulfill your dreams of becoming a Firefighter? We're looking for like minded individuals who identify with our ideals and can carry out our mission statement in each and every interaction with citizens of our great community. 

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have completed an accepted program of training in firefighting equivalent to IFSTA Firefighter II, or an equivalent combination of education and experience at time of application.

  • Must possess a current Firefighter II certification from the Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board or equivalent certification accredited through IFSAC or NFPA Pro Board required at the time of interview scheduling.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a current MN State firefighter license per MN Statute 299N at the completion of probation.

  • Must possess a valid vehicle operator's license equivalent to a Minnesota Class "D" Driver's License.

  • Must provide proof of passing the IAFF/IAFC CPAT test within previous six months of written exam date. This requirement may be delayed if local testing facilities are unavailable. Must provide proof of passing the IAFF/IAFC CPAT within three months once testing becomes available.

  • Must obtain certification at the level of Emergency Medical Technician or higher with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians within one year of hire.

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2 Step Process 


 Step 1: Apply with City of Duluth by
January 12, 2024 - 11:59pm


Step 2: Complete testing with Public Safety Answers by January 12, 2024 - 11:59pm*


** Test fee of $50 required. Financial hardship assistance can be requested:

Applicant Resources

Are you prepared to put your best foot forward?  Check out some of the helpful resources available to applicants.

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