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The Burnsville Fire Department and Ambulance Service protects a population in excess of 60,000 residents, and covers an area of 27 square miles. Learn more about the Burnsville Fire Department.
To be hired on the Burnsville Fire Department, all applicants must be:
Candidates must pass each phase of the Recruitment Process to move forward to the next phase. The phases include:
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.
All firefighters continue training throughout their careers. To keep skills fresh several training activities for all shifts include: