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May 2, 2018
​ST. PAUL — A new sleeping room for volunteer and paid on-call firefighters. A study to identify the challenges of consolidating three fire departments. These are just two of the …

February 1, 2018
​ST. PAUL, Minn. — More people died in fires last year in Minnesota than in any year since 2002, according to preliminary numbers released today by the Department of Public Safety State …

January 24, 2018
​ST. PAUL — With the Big Game in Minneapolis this year, an estimated one million people will come to the Twin Cities for the event and the activities in the days prior to the game. The …

May 10, 2017
Thirteen churches in eight Minnesota communities have been intentionally started on fire since 2012. … ​ST. PAUL, Minn. — Thirteen churches in eight Minnesota communities have been …

February 14, 2017
Minnesota schools are some of the safest in the country when it comes to fires, according to a new report released today by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal …

January 12, 2017
The number of fire deaths in Minnesota last year was the second-lowest since the Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (SFMD) began compiling those statistics in 1970 …

August 3, 2016
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (DPS-SFMD) is asking owners of these devices to read operating and charging instructions and check if their board …

May 23, 2016
Fifty-seven people died last year in fires in Minnesota. … Numbers become final once Minnesota hospital officials report their information to the Minnesota Department of Public Health.   …

November 23, 2015
The number of fire fatalities in 2015 has already surpassed last year’s number — a concerning statistic with some of the historically most deadly months ahead for residential fires. …

October 30, 2015
State Fire Marshal Bruce West urges everyone to put fresh batteries in home smoke and carbon monoxide alarms when they turn their clocks back one hour this weekend. …