Become a Firefighter


The Fridley Fire Department recruits for new paid, on-call firefighters each fall.
Do you have previous firefighting or EMS experience? If so, we are interested in talking to you now.

  • Must live within 6 minutes of a Fridley Fire Station
  • Evening & weekend shifts needed
  • Training available
  • Competitive Pay
  • Great benefits
  • For more information call 763-572-3612

Firefighting is one of the most personally rewarding things that you ever do!

Fridley Firefighters are dedicated to providing quality service to the community through preservation of life, prosperity and the environment. Our members serve with compassion, integrity and professionalism.

We are a progressive, full-service combination full-time and paid-on-call fire department that provides fire protection and emergency medical services.

If you're interested in becoming a firefighter or being advised of openings in the future, please fill out the form above or email us your name, address, and phone number. Your name will be kept in the file for 12 months and if an opening should occur a job announcement will be sent to you. Residency is not required, however, you must live with a 10 minutes response time of any of our 3 fire stations

Email the Fridley Fire Department or call us at 763-572-3613.


During the first two years after hire, new firefighters commit an average of 10-12 hours per week to the department. This includes firefighting course work, Emergency Medical Technician training, Hazardous Materials Operations training along with in-house training. Once the course work is done, firefighters work an average of 10 hours a month on shift and are required to attend weekly training on Monday night (6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.) or Tuesday morning (8-10:30 a.m.). This averages to be about 20-30 hours a month.

Duty Crew Hours / Working Shifts

24 Hour Response means we have a variety of shift options.

Fridley Fire staffs 2 Firefighter/EMTs 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to all fire calls and calls for emergency medical assistance in Fridley. Our on-call system alerts off-duty firefighters when additional help is needed.

We require that all firefighters work 10 of scheduled shift hours a month, attend training on a regular basis and while off duty, respond to a minimum of 30% of fire or medical callbacks.

Making a Difference

Few professions provide the sense of accomplishment and personal enrichment that fire service professionals enjoy. There is tremendous satisfaction in having saved a life, controlled a structure fire, comforted an accident victim or taught a survival skill that prevented a child from being injured or killed.

Other helpful websites:

Fridley Human Resources
Minnesota Board of Fire Fighter Training and Education
IAFF Minnesota Professional Fire Fighters
MN Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
Hennepin Technical College Fire Protection Program
Minnesota State Fire Marshal

  1. Fire Division

    Physical Address
    7071 University Avenue NE
    Fridley, MN 55432