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The state of fire training in Minnesota

​This report from Minnesota Management Analysis and Development discusses firefighter training in Minnesota.

The report will help rovide information and direction regarding training of Minnesota's firefighters, a majority of which are volunteers. 


25 new firefighters join the Minnesota fire service; contact your local department to volunteer

​Twenty-five new firefighters will be joining nine different metro-area fire departments in the coming weeks. 

The volunteer firefighters graduated earlier this month from the five-month Anoka County Fire Training Academy. Our own Chief Deputy State Fire Marshal Jim Smith was honored to be there to welcome the recruits to the fire service.   

Most of Minnesota’s 750-plus fire departments are staffed by volunteers. Contact your local department if you’re interested in becoming a firefighter. 

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