Do I need to have special schooling or a degree to be an Elk River firefighter?

No. If hired, you will go through the Elk River Fire Academy. The Fire Academy is held on site at one of the stations 2-3 nights per week. During your time in the Fire Academy, you will receive all training and certifications required to be a firefighter.

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1. How do I obtain an application to be a paid-on-call firefighter?
2. Do I have to live in Elk River to be a paid-on-call firefighter?
3. Do I need to have special schooling or a degree to be an Elk River firefighter?
4. Do men and women have equal requirements for entry and training?
5. Are there any volunteer opportunities with the Fire Department?
6. Is there a cost for the required Emergency Medical/First Responder training?