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

Experience is not needed. Once hired, all recruits go through the Elk River Fire Academy where they receive all required training and certifications to be firefighters.

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1. Do I need to have special schooling or a degree to be an Elk River firefighter?
2. What is the time commitment for the Elk River Fire Academy?
3. Where is the Elk River Fire Academy held?
4. Is the Elk River Fire Department volunteer or paid-on-call?
5. Do I have to live in Elk River to be an ERFD firefighter?
6. Is there any training besides the Elk River Fire Academy?
7. Do I need to purchase uniforms for the Fire Academy?
8. Do I have to respond to every single call for service that's dispatched?
9. Do men and women have equal requirements for entry and training?
10. Is there a cost for the required Emergency Medical/First Responder training?
11. Are there any volunteer opportunities with the Fire Department?
12. Do firefighters have to stay at the stations?