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Become a Firefighter
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The City of Victoria Fire Department employs paid on-call firefighters who are citizens of the community just like you.  Firefighters serve the residents and businesses of Victoria and portions of Laketown Township, as well as citizens of all of Carver County on Mutual Aid calls. Firefighters may respond to emergency medical calls, building or grass fires, traffic accidents, fire alarms, weather related events, and mutual aid calls from neighboring departments.

The department receives approximately 250 calls for service per year. The department currently has 32 members who respond out of the fire station located at:
1500 80th Street
Victoria, MN 55386

Benefits
  • Paid for all training and for responding to calls   
  • Members are enrolled in a retirement program managed by the Public Employees Retirement Association   
  • Advancement opportunities.
  • Officers receive a quarterly salary.
  • Feel proud by taking part in serving and giving back to your local community
  • Learn new skills as you train to use fire equipment most people never get an opportunity to see or use
  • Respond to incidents others only read or hear about in the news
  • Have the satisfaction of helping others in their time of need

Requirements
  • Candidates must be at least 18 years-old
  • Candidates must have a high school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Candidates must live or work within 10 minutes of the Fire Station
  • Candidates must pass an annual physical assessment
  • Candidates must have a valid driver's license
  • Respond to a minimum of 25% of all call-outs
  • Attend a minimum of 70% of all regularly scheduled training sessions
  • Complete a Firefighter 1 and 2 course (paid for by the department)
  • Complete a Emergency Medical Responder Course (paid for by the department)

Application
Becoming a firefighter is a rewarding experience for those willing to commit to being trained.  The application process starts with filling out the application form and returning it to the Fire Department.  A meeting with designated current firefighters will be scheduled at which time you can address any questions or concerns you may have, as well as have a personal tour of the fire station.  For every current firefighter it all started with taking the first step and filling out an application.  Please consider also taking this important first step to a rewarding experience.