• Parking in Maple Grove Three main things to know about parking on city streets.
  • Animals in vehicles For their health and safety please do not to leave pets unattended in motor vehicles.
  • Pothole hotline Please call to report potholes on city streets, county roads, and state highways.
  • Stormwater A-Go-Go Have you ever wondered where stormwater goes? Learn all about it through this interactive story map.
  • City Focus Newsletter View the winter 2020 edition of the City of Maple Grove quarterly newsletter.
  • 2020 residents' guide The annual Maple Grove/Osseo Residents' Guide offers a wide variety of info for citizens and soon-to-be citizens.
  • COVID-19 resources A variety of information is available to residents and businesses on the city website.
  • I-94 construction project This three-year MnDOT project involves improvements from Maple Grove to Clearwater.
  • Highest-salaried employees As of January 2020, titles and salaries at the City of Maple Grove are: City Administrator - $171,481.44; Director of Public Works/City Engineer - $162,115.20; Chief of Police - $155,569.44
  • Homestead Applications Due December 15 Property owners in Maple Grove have until Tuesday, December 15, 2020 to complete a homestead application for the 2021 assessment.

Join the Fire Department

Being a Maple Grove firefighter is a unique part-time job with both scheduled and unscheduled/on-call response hours that are not predictable. This is not a full-time job, and our firefighters work in other careers. Over 90% of fire departments in Minnesota and the Twin Cities operate this way. This job requires commitment, a desire to progress through the orientation and training process, and be self-motivated.

Maple Grove Fire-Rescue recruits paid on-call firefighters annually. Applicants must currently reside in Maple Grove, or live within a five minute response to one of our five fire stations. The hiring process includes successfully passing an interview, reference and background checks, a physical ability test, a psychological evaluation, as well as a medical evaluation and drug screen.

Learn more: Physical Ability Test Video  or Physical Ability Written Description

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.

Check out our fire station locations to learn which one of our Five Stations you live by, or if you live within the 5-minute response zone. This map can be used to give the applicant a general idea: MGFD Response Map. However, MGFD will determine if the response time is acceptable.

Learn about our firefighters: MGFD Recruitment Video

All training is provided. If you are an experienced firefighter with training under your belt, you can bypass some of the initial training. There are two ways that a person could be hired as a paid-on-call firefighter with the Maple Grove Fire Department:

Probationary Firefighter: If you already possess the minimum certifications in fire and emergency medical response, including Firefighter I & II, Hazardous Materials Operational (1072) and Emergency Medical Responder.

Temporary Apprentice Firefighter: If you do not possess the required training, MGFD will send you to all of the training necessary.

Training required for new firefighters includes:

        • General Department Orientation and Competency (ongoing)
        • Incident Command System (6 Hours)
        • Firefighter I & II (295 Hours)
        • Hazardous Materials Operational Level - 1072 (40 Hours)
        • Emergency Medical Responder (40 Hours)
        • Fire Apparatus Operator (40 Hours) 

Firefighters carry a pager and respond from home when they are able to do so. Currently a firefighter is responsible to respond to 30% of all calls from their assigned fire station. Firefighters must also attend 66% of training drills. Maple Grove Fire also utilizes a duty-crew from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Many calls are handled by the duty crew during that time period. 

Firefighters are paid an hourly wage for their time when responding to calls, on-duty, in training, and for other department activities. Firefighters also participate in the Fire Relief Association, and are eligible for a pension after completing several years of service.

2020 Applications Closed July 12, 2020.

Applications are anticipated to open again in May, 2021.

For more information:

Call 763-494-6092 or email Deputy Chief Chris Kummer,