The City of Vadnais Heights recruits throughout the year for Paid-Per-Call/Part-Time Firefighters.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older and possess an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of Minnesota.
  • A high school diploma or the equivalent is desirable. Post-secondary or technical college courses in firefighting are desirable. Persons who are already certified in EMT, Firefighter I and II are encouraged to apply, however the City will provide required training for those applicants who have limited or no experience.
  • Applicants must reside within a 30 minute drive time to either of the fire stations in Vadnais Heights.

Hiring Process

  1. Complete a city application;
  2. Interview with VHFD Officers;
  3. Conduct and pass the physical agility test;
  4. Complete and pass a background check;
  5. Complete and pass physical examination and drug test;
  6. Offer of employment.
Employment openings for the Fire Department are posted on the Employment page. If you have questions about the recruiting process, please view the Recruitment Flyer (PDF) or please contact Assistant Fire Chief Mike Richter via email or at 651-204-6082.