Become an Apple Valley Firefighter!

Applications will be accepted April 1st through April 30th. 

Informational Meetings 2024

Tuesday, April 9 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 15000 Hayes Road

Saturday, April 13 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 15000 Hayes Road

Tuesday, April 16 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 15000 Hayes Road

You may complete a Job Interest Card if you would like to be notified when future firefighter positions are posted.

2024 Recruitment Schedule

2023-2024 Recruit Class Training Schedule

No experience is necessary. Successful candidates will receive the required training and certifications.


  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minnesota driver’s license (class D or better)
  • Live within four minutes legal drive time of an Apple Valley Fire Station  
  • Complete and pass required physical, background, & psychological exam and evaluation
  • Required to be clean shaven to comply with OSHA regulations


  • Maintain required percentages for call response, drill, and training


  • An hourly wage for call response, training and public education  
  • Pension at 10 years 

Job Duties

  • Respond when paged for service to fires, rescues, and medical emergencies
  • Assist with apparatus and equipment testing and maintenance
  • Assist with building maintenance of stations
  • Operate firefighting vehicles and equipment 
  • Meet all drill and training requirements 
  • Participate in Community Risk Reduction (CRR) initiatives