Do I need any specific education or experience?

No, these are not requirement for hire beyond a high school diploma.  Those with NREMT, IFSAC or ProBoard certifications, or previous firefighting experience may be given preference but are by far the minority of our candidates.   We will provide all of the training and education required at no cost to you.

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1. Are firefighters paid?
2. What’s the Difference Between a Volunteer and a Paid-On-Call Firefighter?
3. Can I serve as a Firefighter even though I have a full-time job?
4. What can I expect the time commitment to be?
5. Do I need any specific education or experience?
6. Are there full-time opportunities at Fridley?
7. I am not sure if Firefighting is right for me, how can I learn more?
8. What types of convictions are allowed through the criminal background check?