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Paid on Call-Volunteer Firefighters

NAFRS' last recruiting-year was 2021 and the department, historically, recruits for and hires new members, bi-annually. Typically, the process kicks-off with a Hiring Open House at the Fire Station, in the spring of the hiring-year where applications are accepted and questions can be answered by firefighting staff.  The testing process continues through summer, for new members to begin formal fire/EMS training coursework as a group, in early-August.

Positions require the ability to report to at least 30% of annual fire calls and attend Monday evening fire drills, meetings and trainings. Candidates within a 10 minute response time to the Fire Station are preferred. Pay and benefits include $16.17 per hour for training/meetings; $21.63 per hour for fire calls, excellent annual pension (with satisfactory attendance) and fully paid Firefighter/EMT training tuition and expenses.

Candidates must be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or GED, hold a valid and current Minnesota State Drivers License, have the ability to read/speak English, and meet physical fitness and cognitive standards and testing.  All offers are contingent on a criminal background check and the ability to show proof of authority to work in the United States.

Northfield Area Fire and Rescue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   We value diversity and encourage all interested candidates to apply.

NORTHFIELD AREA FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE 2022 MEMBER PAY AND BENEFITS

● Per Call rate  (minimum of 1 hour per call) - $21.63/hr.

● Training & Meeting rate is $16.17/hr.

● Fully paid initial and refresher training tuition, in addition to per diem and meal allowance, for the following required coursework: ○ Firefighter I Training ○ Firefighter II Training ○ EMT Training & Certification.

● Monthly stipend for all officers.

● Annual pension contribution for all members meeting their attendance requirements ○ Currently $10,000/year ○ Partially vested after 5 years; Fully vested after 20 years.