Become a Firefighter

For 75 years, Golden Valley residents have relied on so-called ordinary people to protect our community. The Golden Valley Fire Department takes pride in its top-notch firefighters, facilities, equipment, and training. Under the direction of the Fire Chief, the GVFD includes two Assistant Chiefs, two full-time Fire Inspectors and one part-time Fire Inspector, 50 Paid on-Call Firefighters, and an Administrative Assistant. We welcome applications from men and women from all walks of life to continue this tradition of service.

  1. Apply
  2. What We Do
  3. Requirements
  4. Training
  5. Salary, Benefits, & Pension
  6. Rewards

2021 Recruitment Timeline

All events listed below have the possibility to be held virtually to help limit the spread of COVID-19. More information about the event format will be made available as the date approaches.

In-person events held at Fire Station 1, 7800 Golden Valley Rd.

  • Recruitment Meeting: Thu, July 8, 9:30 am & 6:30 pm (attendance strongly recommended)
  • Recruitment Meeting: Thu, July 29, 9:30 am & 6:30 pm (attendance strongly recommended)
  • Fire Recruitment Expo: Sat, July 31, 9 am - (attendance strongly recommended)
  • Application Deadline: Sun, Aug 15, 11:59 pm
  • Online Written Exam: Mid-August
  • Interviews: Late Aug–early Sept

Post-Interview Process (Conditional Offers)

  • Pre-Employment Meeting: September
  • Background Checks: October
  • Physical Ability Exam: November
  • Medical Evaluation: November
  • Psychological Exam: December
  • Tentative Start Date: Jan 3, 2021

Candidates are notified of their status throughout the recruitment process via email or phone.

The recruitment timeline serves as a guide and is subject to change, based on the needs of the City.