News and Events
Fire Prevention Week 2016 theme announced
NFPA has officially announced “Don't Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” as the theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016. The focus on smoke alarm replacement comes as the result of a recent survey conducted by NFPA, which showed that many people don't know how old their smoke alarms are or how often they need to be replaced.
Minneapolis Fire adds the ability to treat overdose patients
The Fire Department added Narcan to its complement of medical services provided in Minneapolis. The drug can reverse an overdose from heroin and other opioid-based drugs and medications. In the first week, the Fire Department’s medical response teams saved seven lives with it. The Fire Department administers a vaporized version of the treatment nasally. The cost of the drug treatments and a portion of the training costs are being reimbursed by the Minnesota Metropolitan Emergency Services Board.
Firefighter Post Hospital Visit Program Wins Award
WCCO Names Captain Cassidy Anderson Excellent Educator
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Department personnel stationed at the 19 Minneapolis fire stations are also trained Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and provide BLS First Response in the City of Minneapolis. The departments 29 emergency response apparatus respond on between 21,000 and 23,000 EMS calls yearly. The average response time to those calls is around 3 minutes an 45 seconds. The department has over 400 EMTs that attend 16 hours of continuing education in a variety of basic and advanced emergency medical topics. Advanced life support is provided by Hennepin County Medical Center Emergency Medical Services and North Memorial Medical Center.
The EMT/Firefighters of the Minneapolis Fire Department are proud to serve the citizens of Minneapolis. Stop by at any one of our 19 Fire Stations from 10 AM-8 PM for a visit or to have your blood pressure taken. Have a great safe day.
EMS Standard Operating Procedures
Patient Care Guidelines (pdf)
Infection Control Policy (pdf)
All Hazard Pandemic Plan (pdf)
Basic Animal Rescue (pdf)
Firefighter Rehabilitation (pdf)
Children’s Car Seat Safety Information
Last updated Jul 28, 2015