The Anoka County Fire Training Academy Firefighter I & II Recruit School prepares recruits to meet the job performance requirements for career and volunteer firefighters whose duties are primarily structural in nature as described in NFPA 1001 Standard on Fire Fighter Professional Qualification 2008 Edition and NFPA 1500 Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program 2007 Edition. Classroom and training ground instruction includes fire fighter skills, fire behavior, fire control techniques, fire ground operations, salvage, hazardous materials, and incident command. Training ground activities allow the recruit to apply their knowledge and emphasize the mastery of basic manipulative firefighter activities and skills needed to perform tasks successfully and safely. The academy is 160 hours meeting twice a week for six months.
- 18 years of age
- Valid driver’s license
- Approved by an Anoka County Fire Department
- High School Graduate or GED certificate
- Medically certified as per National Fire Protection Standard 1582 or authority having jurisdiction (sponsoring department) medical evaluation requirements
- Completed physical agility assessment or CPAT evaluation
- The physical ability and dexterity to lift and carry heavy objects as well as endure working conditions and environment hazards in which firefighting tasks are performed