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The Centennial Fire District sponsors
or participates in many community events, and
now you can keep up with us on Facebook! You will
also learn about our educational offerings, public
events, recruitment announcements, and more. Simply
here or click the menu link (left) to open
our Facebook page (you don't need to have an account
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have immediate openings for the position of firefighter/EMT.
This is a paid "on-call" position offered
only to local residents who are able to quickly
respond to a fire station within our service area
of Lino Lakes, Circle Pines, and Centerville. All
training and equipment is provided. The current
pay rate ranges from $11.50-12.50 per hour plus
$4500 per year into a retirement plan.
We are looking
for positive people who can make a long-term
commitment to serve our communities. This position
will require from you an average of 25 hours per
month at any given hour.
All candidates will have to complete
an application form in order to be considered
for the position, and will be subjected to a criminal
background review prior to appointment. You must
be at least 18 years old to apply. Applications
are in the foyer of our administrative office
at Station2 (7741 Lake Drive, Lino Lakes). Go
to our Become
a Member page for more info.
If you want to become part of a
progressive team who works to provide quality
service to the community, this is the place!
The Centennial Fire District offers courses for professional
certification. Students will receive the State and/or
national certificates upon completion.
Customized schedules can be arranged
for large groups.
here to learn more about our professional certification
The Centennial Fire District (CFD)
serves the communities of Lino Lakes, Circle Pines
and Centerville. The district is located just
north of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
Interstate 35W and 35E run through our district.
When you call 911, the Anoka County
Central Communications office dispatches police,
fire, and ambulance units by radio and pager.
Centennial firefighters leave their homes for
their fire stations and then drive fire or rescue
trucks to the scene. For medical emergencies,
Centennial firefighters provide first response
care and then assist paramedics, who then transport
patients to the hospital by ambulance if necessary.
A paid-on-call volunteer department costs our
community very little compared to staffing our
stations with full-time, career firefighters.
The Centennial Fire District's funding comes from
property taxes paid in Circle Pines, Lino Lakes,
and Centerville. A state rebate for fire insurance
premiums helps pay for firefighter pensions.
On average, the CFD responds to
1,050 alarms each year. These include first aid
or rescue, reports of fire, gas leaks, carbon
monoxide alarms, and various other emergencies.
The CFD has an administrative staff that
consists of a career Fire Chief and Assistant Fire Chief,
a part-time EMS Coordinator, and a Federally funded
Recruitment Coordinator. These people coordinate and
perform daily activities within the district and file
all required reports with government agencies. Our fire
officers are selected through an interview process and
receive a monthly salary for their additional duties.
All firefighters are paid an hourly wage for each call
to which they respond.
The Centennial Fire District was formed
in 1985 with a joint powers agreement between the cities
of Centerville, Circle Pines and Lino Lakes. The existing
fire departments from Circle Pines and Centerville were
combined into the fire district as a starting point.
Prior to 1985, the area was covered by
three fire departments: the Centerville Fire Department,
which covered Centerville and the eastern portion of
Lino Lakes; the Circle Pines Fire Department, which
covered Circle Pines; and the Lexington Fire Department,
which covered the western portion of Lino Lakes.
The existing stations in Centerville and
Circle Pines were used as Centennial stations, and in
1987, a Lino Lakes station was opened in an existing
In 1990, the cities started upgrading
equipment and facilities. A new Lino Lakes fire station
was built in 1991, a Centerville fire station/city hall
was built in 1992 and a new Circle Pines fire station
was built in 1999.