To be hired on the Burnsville Fire Department, all applicants must be:
Current with National Registry Certification as a paramedic
Current with Minnesota or IFSAC Accredited Firefighter II Certification
Certified or eligible for certification as a paramedic in Minnesota
Have a valid Minnesota Driver's License or be eligible to be licensed in the State of Minnesota.
Have successfully completed a Hazardous Materials Responder - Operational Level Class such as NIMS IS 100, 200, 700.
Candidates must pass each phase of the Recruitment Process to move forward to the next phase. The phases include:
Background, Psychological and Medical Background
The first phase of new employee training involves six weeks of review of basic firefighter skills, including hands on, classroom and live fire training.
In the second phase, new employees work on shift with a Field Training Officer (FTO) and complete further firefighter training evolutions, equivalent to Firefighter II, and an evaluation of paramedic skills. This phase is generally 12 weeks long.
Following the second phase, a new employee is released to full, unrestricted duty and is able to work on shift, on the engine, and as a regular member of the team.