Becoming a Firefighter

Like many Minnesota fire departments, the Lakeville Fire Department is comprised of paid-per-call firefighters. Each firefighter, after being accepted, must complete extensive training before becoming a full member.

Complete and submit an online form if you would like to be notified of upcoming recruitment dates.

2019 Recruitment Process and Timeline - Dates TBD


  1. Informational meeting
  2. Written test (30 minutes)
  3. Physical agility test
  4. Interviews (30 minutes)
  5. Background checks processed
  6. Medical assessments
  7. Appointment
  8. Orientation
All dates and times are to TBD, look for updates in April 2019. You must complete an online application on our Human Resources page.

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.