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Welcome to our website!  And thank you for visiting our employment/now hiring page.

We are excited to have some new looks at becoming a member of our department! 



Please let us know how we can help answer any questions you or your family have for us.  For starters, we highly recommend reading "What to Expect" family guide.  This booklet was prepared by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) for folks just like yourself.  It covers an overview of the basics of volunteer firefighter "life", balancing family and the fire house, tips to stay physically and mentally fit in preperation for your new commitment and many other common questions onlookers typically have.

IF you do not live in Isanti Fire Districts coverage area, but live in Minnesota and wish to get in touch with your local fire department- click on our links to MN FIRE HIRE.  They will help!



Need more info?  Here is a link to our contact us form, or call us! Inquiries are welcome and absolutley hassle free. (763) 444-8019

The next step- fill out an application and submit it to our office for review.  Submissions can be faxed to (763) 444-8019, emailed to or addressed to us via US Mail.  THANK YOU!

Isanti Fire District

Attention: Recruiter

P.O. Box 490

Isanti, MN 55040

Our fire department generally hires annually, on or around January 1st.  Applications for a POC firefighter can be faxed, scanned and emailed or dropped off at fire station #1 anytime and will be kept on file until October of which the hiring process begins.  Once began, the applicants are put through an exciting process we have designed to help us and the applicant determine their fit for one of our 3 fire stations.

If interested, please feel free to inquire with any questions you may have!

General Qualifications/ Paid On-Call Firefighter

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a valid Minnesota Driver's License
  • Be able to respond to assigned station within 6 minutes of call outs
  • Pass physical agility and mental aptitude testing
  • Complete a medical examination and drug test
  • Pass a background check
  • Ability to obtain Fire Fighter I and Emergency Medical Responder training. (We provide this, free to you!)


Firefighters in good standing are paid on a per call hour basis.  Isanti Fire has a unique step pay program where we recognize your commitment to our department and award increases in pay for levels of certification earned and years served.

Retirement Fund

Yes, we pay into a retirement fund for you for being a member of our team.  Firefighters are partially vested after 4 years of service, and fully vested after 20 years.  Isanti Fire District members are all participants of the Public Employees Retirement Association of MN (PERA) Statewide Volunteer Fund (SVF).  Our goal is to have you on our team for 20 years! 


Questions?  Contact Us, or fill out an application to get the process started!

    Serving Our Community with Pride

    Isanti Area Joint Operating Fire District
    PO Box 490
    Isanti, MN 55040
    Non-Emergent Phone/Fax: 763.444.8019