All Inver Grove Heights firefighters are certified by the Minnesota Fire Service Certification Board (MFSCB) to a minimum level of Firefighter II, HazMat Operations, and Fire Apparatus Operator III. Many firefighters are also MFSCB certified to higher than minimum levels and for different areas of expertise such as fire instructors, inspectors, investigators, and/or officers. When eligible, all Inver Grove Heights Firefighters are licensed by the Minnesota Board of Fire Training and Education (MBFTE).

For emergency medical and rescue response, all Inver Grove Heights Firefighters are required to be certified by the Minnesota EMS Regulatory Board (EMSRB), at a minimum, to the level of Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) with several variances for more advanced care allowed by the department’s medical director. Many are certified to a higher level, including Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) and four certified Paramedics. EMT’s and Paramedics are certified both through the Minnesota EMSRB, and the National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT). All career response staff are certified, at a minimum, to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher.

All licenses and certifications are maintained by ongoing training curriculums set forth by the department’s Training Division and overseen by the department’s Medical Director.