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General information

The Minnesota State Fire Marshal Division is ready to assist Minnesota fire departments any way we can. To the left in the gray naviation bar will find a variety of information and resources pertaining to the Minnesota fire service. 
 
Much of this information focuses on public education, an important part of our mission at the State Fire Marshal Division. You’ll find information and resources on these pages to help you reach out to your community and teach them about fire prevention and fire safety. 


News and events

Latest Fire in Minnesota Report now available

​Learn more about fire in your community and in Minnesota. The 2017 Fire in Minnesota report is online.

A few interesting facts from the most recent report: 

  • The number of people over age 60 who died in house fires last year in Minnesota increased by 118 percent. 
  • More people (29) died in fires over the winter (November 2017-February 2018) than in any winter since 1998.​

New helpline available for Minnesota firefighters

To Minnesota’s more than 20,000 firefighters: You are not alone. If you are feeling suicidal, please call the new peer support line recently launched by the Minnesota Firefighter Initiative. The number is 888-784-6634. It’s a great resource.  ​

Volunteer Emergency Responder Stipend Report is released

The Minnesota legislature authorized a program in 2014 to provide an annual stipend to volunteer firefighters, ambulance attendants, and emergency medical responders to improve recruitment and retention of volunteers in these fields. The state paid eligible volunteers in 14 pilot counties $500 per year for three years. This report from Management Analysis and Development discusses the effectiveness of the program.  

Training

Learn more about training and education opportunities for Minnesota firefighters on the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education website​


Contact us

The SFMD has three fire service specialists serving different parts of the state. Learn more about the specialists​ and how you can contact your representative. 


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