Fire, Emergency Medical Service & Code Compliance

Red Fire Engine

The North St. Paul Fire Department protects the lives and property of our residents, businesses, and visitors as first responders to fires, medical emergencies, disasters, and other public safety concerns.

We actively work to enhance safety in our community through fire prevention, investigation, and educational programming.

We respond to over 1400 emergency incidents annually including:

  • Structure & vehicle fires
  • Alarm calls
  • Emergency medical services
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Other emergency and non-emergency service calls from the community.

Our Team

The North St. Paul Fire Department consists of 3 full-time and 34 paid-per-call employees who serve the City of North St. Paul within a 3.1 square mile area.

Advanced Life Support ambulance service is provided by Lakeview Hospital Emergency Medicine Service. Their paramedics are based locally at our fire station.

Join our Department

The City of North St. Paul seeks paid-per-call firefighters. Apply Now!

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Possess an appropriate State of Minnesota driver’s license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • A post-secondary or technical college course in firefighting is desirable
  • Persons already certified in EMT, Firefighter I, and II are encouraged to apply


The City provides required training for those applicants who have limited or no experience. Paid-per-call firefighters are compensated for their hours worked and are paid monthly. A pension plan is also included with vesting after serving a minimum of ten years.