The recruit academy’s focus is on training and preparing the candidate to meet specific standards of the MPFD. The program includes classroom instruction and hands on training in firefighter techniques, search and rescue, vehicle extrication, emergency medical services, firefighter survival, and the use of various firefighting tools and equipment. The candidate will work a 10-hour shift (overtime, nights, and weekends may be required) from 19-25 weeks. If you have medical certifications, please submit with the application though it is not required. Upon completion you may move to a 24 on, 48 off standard firefighter shift schedule.