Join the Fire Department

Maple Grove Fire-Rescue recruits paid on-call firefighters annually. All applicants must currently reside in Maple Grove, or live within a five minute response to one of our five fire stations. If you are a motivated individual, physically fit, and over the age of 18, this may be the opportunity for you to serve your community and gain valuable training.

There are two ways that a person could be hired as a paid on-call firefighter with the Maple Grove Fire Department. The first occurs if a person already possesses certification in Fire and Emergency Medical training. They could be hired as a probationary firefighter.

The second way occurs when a person does not already possess the required level of training and certification to be hired as a probationary firefighter. In this case, a person could be hired as a temporary apprentice firefighter. They would attend new recruit training that provides Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Operations Level, and EMS Medical First Responder Training as needed to gain Minnesota Fire and EMS certification necessary to be hired as probationary firefighters. 


Members of the fire department are required to attend a minimum of 45% of the fire calls dispatched to their respective stations when not at their regular job and to attend 66% of the monthly "in-house" training drills provided by the fire department.

In addition to the exhilaration of serving the community with pride, firefighters receive monetary compensation. Firefighters are compensated for time spent on fire calls, drills, and required training. Additionally, firefighters receive a generous pension.

Classes begin in February each year. To be considered for an interview, applications must be received no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, August 10, 2018. The hiring process includes an interview, ability, background, medical, and psychological exam. After successful completion, applicants attend orientations before training begins in February. 

For more information, call 763-494-6300 during business hours or email us.