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This information was last updated on August 26, 2014.

Physical Test dates were emailed to candidates on August 23, 2014. If you have not received this information, please contact Liz Staberg at .

Written Exam scores were emailed to candidates on August 8, 2014. If you have not received this information, please contact Liz Staberg at .

Summary Information from the Written Exam:

896 people took the written exam.
705 people passed the exam.
The average score on this exam was 85.

Score on Written      Number of Candidates
       100                                70
        95                               140
        90                               160
        85                               188
        80                               147

The first round of practice sessions are complete. If you did not attend your first scheduled practice session and/or have not scheduled your next practice session, please call 651-587-8332. There will be three rounds of practice sessions available, but the sessions are voluntary.

Practice sessions and testing will take place at 1683 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55108.

Residency documentation must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources by September 2, 2014.
The form is available here.

The application period for Firefighter/EMT is now closed. You will not be able to submit an application for this position until further notice. If you did not apply and pay the application fee by 4:30pm on May 28, 2014, you are NOT eligible to participate in the examination process.

Please review the Job Announcement for the Firefighter/EMT job requirements and testing process.

The City recently held a hiring process information session - Watch the video:

2014 Firefighter Physical Performance Test

You must pass the written exam with a score of 75% or higher in order to participate in the Physical Performance Test.

The Physical Performance Tests will begin September 22, 2014, for 1-2 weeks.

View a video of the Physical Performance Test and receive more information on the "How to Prepare for the Physical Test" tab located at the top left side of this page.

Physical Performance Exam:

The physical performance test includes the following components: climbing stairs while carrying a hose bundle, dragging a charged hoseline, pulling a 175 lb. rescue mannequin, carrying a fan, and performing an exercise which simulates ventilation or chopping through a roof. In order to receive a passing score, you must complete the above tasks within seven (7) minutes. Your score will be based on the length of time it takes to complete the five tasks. The more quickly you complete the test, the better score you will receive. 

Physical Exam Time and Location:

The exam will take place at the Saint Paul Fire Training Facility, located at 1683 Energy Park Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55108. You will receive an email with your exam date and time around September 1, 2014. No make-up exams will be given.

Residency Points:
The City Council approved a change in residency points which will affect the upcoming Firefighter exam process. Candidates who have been a resident of the City of Saint Paul for at least one (1) year immediately prior to the application deadline shall receive 10 points added to their final passing score. More information will be available at the written exam.

2014 Firefighter Salary and Benefits:

The 3-month academy, trainee salary is $1,504 / bi-weekly.

Approx. Annual Salary:
Starting - $48,907
3-year - $58,894

Lifelong Career Development Opportunities
Promotional Opportunities
Medical and Hospitalization Insurance
Basic Life Insurance
Paid Holidays
Excellent Sick Leave and Vacation Policy
Great Pension Plan

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The Fire Department website will provide you with additional information about the Saint Paul Fire Department.

Please review the Firefighter Job Description for more information about the position of Firefighter with the City of Saint Paul.

The City of Saint Paul is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Therefore, we encourage applications from all individuals including persons with disabilities, persons of color, LGBT, and women. 

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