What can I expect the time commitment to be?

 Minimum requirements will consist of approximately 8 hours per week, however some members work considerably more.  The advantage at Fridley is that most of your requirements are scheduled either as the weekly drill or through shift bids which you are able to choose.  Callbacks are still an expectation but considerably lower than similar size departments.  All of members have commitments outside of this work including full-time jobs, families, religious organizations, recreation activities, youth sports, etc. and a balance can be achieved to fit into your lifestyle.

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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?