Becoming a Firefighter

Like many Minnesota fire departments, the Lakeville Fire Department is comprised of paid-on-call firefighters. We are currently seeking firefighters for Stations 2 and 3. Each applicant, after being accepted, must complete extensive training before becoming a full member.

2019 Recruitment Process and Timeline:


  1. Written test (30 minutes - only attend 1) - June 11 at 6:30 p.m. or June 15 at  10 a.m. Register online for one of these test dates.
  2. Physical agility test - June 29,  9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  3. Interviews (30 minutes) - July 20
  4. Background checks processed
  5. Medical assessments - week of August 5
  6. Appointment
  7. Orientation
All meetings and tests will be held at Fire Station #1, 20190 Holyoke Avenue. Dates and times are subject to change. You must complete an online application on our Human Resources page. The online application will be available beginning May 6 and will close June 15.


Probationary Period


Candidates who meet the requirements in the document below are taken on as probationary firefighters. During the 2-year probationary period, firefighters undergo a regimen of training and testing before becoming a full member.