The Minneapolis Fire Department
The Minneapolis Fire Department is led by John Fruetel. Chief Fruetel has served in the department for more than 30 years, where he began his service in 1979. He has held the position of firefighter, fire captain, battalion chief, duty deputy chief, deputy chief of training and assistant chief of operations. He began his tenure as the Fire Chief on March 1, 2012.
Chief Fruetel is committed to firefighter safety, prevention and education, and community engagement. The Minneapolis Fire Department has a proud history of providing emergency response to the City of Minneapolis. People who live, work, and play in Minneapolis receive superior emergency service from a diverse, highly skilled workforce. Minneapolis firefighters are trained to respond to structure fires, medical emergencies, emergencies on lakes and rivers, technical and hazardous materials crises, and natural disasters citywide.
The department recruits and develops a high-performing, diverse workforce that respects individual differences. Chief Fruetel prides himself on leading a department of firefighters who enrich the city while serving in the community.
The Minneapolis Fire Department is a customer service organization committed to providing professional emergency and non-emergency services to protect lives, property and the environment of our community and the region we serve.
News and Events
81 Minutes After The Bridge Collapse: This Exhibit documents the 35W Bridge Collapse in greater Detail. The exhibit is open to the public on Saturdays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. At the Firefighters Hall and Museum 664 22nd Avenue Northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota 55418 Call 612-623-3817 for more information. [map]
Minneapolis Fire Department History
Minneapolis Fire Station History: A Brief History of MFD Fire Stations from the 1800's to the present.
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response
CERT Training and Information
Fire Prevention Services and Information
Fire Inspection Services Information
Emergency Medical Services
Weather Related Links
Serving The Community - Enriching The City
Questions about current News and Events call If you are outside of the 612 area code, call (612) 673-3000.
TTY/TDD customers dial (612) 673-2157.
Last updated Jul 23, 2014