Fire Department Civil Service Commission

The Fire Department Civil Service Commission meets on an as-needed basis.

Pursuant to Minnesota State Statute Chapter 420.06 Powers and Duties, the Fire Department Civil Service Commission shall have absolute control and supervision over the employment, promotion, discharge, and suspension of all officers and employees of the fire department of such city and these powers shall extend to and include the chief and assistant chief of such, and all inspectors, fire wardens, electricians, engineers, auto mechanics, clerks, and other persons engaged in the fire prevention and protection service in the city. The commission may not, however, prescribe any residency requirements for the positions under its control, unless approved by the city council.

Board MemberTerm
Gordon Hendricksen2026
Paul Smith2024
Dallas Ketchum2025

Commission Members are appointed by Mayor; confirmed by City Council; and serve three full consecutive three-year terms. Terms expire April 30.