Fire Department Leadership
Chief John Fruetel leads our department. Chief Fruetel has served our department for more than 30 years. He has held the position of firefighter, fire captain, battalion chief, duty deputy chief, deputy chief of training and assistant chief of operations. He became the Fire Chief on March 1, 2012.
Chief Fruetel is committed to firefighter safety, prevention and education, and community engagement. He is honored to lead a department of emergency responders who enrich our city in serving the community.
Our department is proud of our history of providing emergency response to the City of Minneapolis. Folks who live, work, and play in Minneapolis receive superior emergency service from our highly skilled workforce. We are trained to respond to structure fires, medical emergencies, emergencies on lakes and rivers, technical and hazardous materials crises, and natural disasters citywide. We recruit and develop a diverse workforce that respects individual differences.
Last updated Mar 22, 2019