The Coon Rapids Fire Department is hanging out the help wanted sign looking for people interested in becoming paid, on-call firefighters.
There are currently 20 paid, on-call members on the department who assist the career firefighters on the scene of fires or by staffing the stations when everyone else is tied up. They train twice a month and must be physically fit and ready to do hands-on work.
"The minimum requirements are they have to be 18 years old, they have to have a GED, they have to have a valid drivers license," says assistant fire chief Aaron Johnston. "After that, they just need to live within 10 minutes of one of our fire stations."
Candidates must pass a written test, physical agility test and a series of interviews. All the training necessary is provided. Applications are being accepted until April 25.