Paid on Call-Volunteer Firefighters
Please note that NAFRS, historically, recruits for and hires new members on a bi-annual or tri-annual schedule. This is typically done during the summer months to allow for new members to begin formal fire/EMS training coursework in the fall, as a group.
At the March 18, 2021, NAFRS Board Meeting, the Board approved to authorize hiring of 4-6 Firefighters, in 2021. This initiative will kick off with a Recruiting Open House on May 8, with the selection process continuing through the summer and a projected start date for new hires, of August, 2021.
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.
Women, minorities, and bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply, NAFRS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
NORTHFIELD AREA FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE 2021 MEMBER PAY AND BENEFITS
● Per Call Hourly Rate (minimum of 1 hour per call) - $21.63
● 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.