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For Fire Departments

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division is ready to assist Minnesota fire departments any way we can. Below you will find a variety of information and resources pertaining to the Minnesota fire service.


Resources and Equipment

American Red Cross: Home Fire Risk Map

The Home Fire Risk Map is a planning resource to improve regional in-home and smoke alarm installation by helping to identify vulnerable communities across the country. To learn more about the Home Fire Campaign and how to use the Home Fire Risk map a four step training tutorial has been created.


Pocket Media GuidePhoto of the pocket media guide.

The Fire Department Pocket Media Guide is a tool to help firefighters work with the media in their community. The guide includes interview tips as well as talking points for various types of fires. If you would like free copies of this guide for your department, email Bruce West.

Materials Generator

The Materials Generator is a new tool that allows departments to generate customized door hangers, fliers and activity guides using proven fire safety messages with your own department logo and contact information. The tool was developed by a team of fire safety and communications experts to help enhance your community risk reduction programs. You can find the Materials Generator on the Vision 20/20 website.

Federal Excess Property

Need fire suppression equipment for your department? The federal government makes equipment available through its Federal Excess Property Program. You can find more information about this program on the Minnesota DNR's website.

Shared Services Grants

The State Fire Marshal Division occasionally has money available for fire departments interested in studying the feasibility of sharing services among two more departments. You can read through some of the reports and learn more about the shared services grant program online. You may also contact Kevin Sedivy, fire service specialist at 651-295-1639 or

Kitchen fire safety trailers available

Through a grant from the MN FAIR Plan, the Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association Public Education Committee has two Kitchen Fire Safety Live Demonstration Units available to fire departments across Minnesota. Learn more on the MSFCA website.

Wildfire information and burning restrictions

Get more information about the current burning restrictions in Minnesota and the most recent wildfire status from the Minnesota DNR.


Fire Prevention and Fire Safety 

The best way to stay safe from fire is to prevent them from happening in the first place. The National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration are great resources for fire safety and prevention information.

Here are some fact sheets created by the Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division that you can share with your community

You can download a black and white or color version of each fact sheet and insert your own logo and contact information. Also, the fact sheets are available in Hmong, Somali and Spanish.


Fact Sheets