Paid on Call Firefighters

The City conducts external recruitment for Paid-On-Call Firefighter (POC) positions. POC Firefighters are an essential part of the firefighting team. This position can lead to a promotion of a career position. Career firefighter positions are filled by our active POC staff.

POC responsibilities include responding to structure fires, emergency rescue calls, station staffing during peak call volumes and attending regular bi-monthly training to maintain and strengthen skills. You can expect to devote an average of 10-20 hours per month to training and responding to calls while working as a Paid-On-Call Firefighter.

Paid-on-Call firefighters are a vital part of the Fire Department Team. Learn more about Paid-on-Call firefighters by downloading the Paid-on-Call Firefighter Brochure (PDF).

The current employment process involves an online job application, taking a written aptitude test, physical agility test, oral interviews, background check, and psychological evaluation.

Depending on the total number of applications received, prospective candidates may or may not be invited to continue with the next phase of the hiring process.

View the Coon Rapids Fire Department Residence Area Map.

If you are interested in job opportunities as a Paid-on-Call Firefighter, fill out the Job Interest Card.