Firefighter Recruitment

About the Department

The North St. Paul Fire Department is a combination department with three full-time staff and forty paid-per-call firefighters serving the City of North St. Paul and its residents within a 3.1 square mile area. The department responds to over 1,300 emergency incidents annually. These incidents include structure and vehicle fires, alarm calls, emergency medical service calls, and motor vehicle accidents among many other emergency and non-emergency calls. 


Must be 18 years of age or older and possess an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Minnesota. A high school diploma or the equivalent is desirable. Post-secondary or technical college courses in firefighting are desirable. Persons who are already certified in EMT, Firefighter I and II are encouraged to apply, however the City will provide required training for those applicants who have limited or no experience.


All training is paid for by the department. 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. 


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

Perspective Firefighters

Once the City receives your application, a perspective firefighter orientation will take place. This is an opportunity for you to learn in greater detail the requirements and commitment it takes to become a North St. Paul Firefighter.

Hiring Process

  • Complete a city application
  • Interview with NSPFD Officers
  • Conduct and pass the physical agility test
  • Complete and pass a background check
  • Complete and pass physical examination and drug test
  • Offer of employment