Required Training (After Hire)

Training


No special training is required to apply. All recruits will be enrolled in the Northern Dakota Training Academy curriculum.  The Northern Dakota Training Academy (NDTA) is a consortium, established in 2016, consisting of the Inver Grove Heights, Hastings, Eagan, Rosemount, and Mendota Heights Fire Departments.  The NDTA provides initial firefighter training for all new-hire firefighters of the member departments.  The NDTA curriculum consists of the following courses:

  • Firefighter I (120 hours) 
  • Firefighter II (40 hours) 
  • Hazardous Materials Operations (26 hours)
In addition, new hires will be trained and certified to a minimum of Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) level as specified by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board.

All recruits will also be trained and certified to a minimum of Fire Apparatus Operator III.

The department pays for all required firefighter training and equipment.

Northern Dakota Training Academy Class of 2016

NDC Training Class 2016