Severe weather can happen anytime, in any part of the country. Severe weather can include hazardous conditions produced by thunderstorms, including damaging winds, tornadoes, large hail, flooding and flash flooding, and winter storms associated with freezing rain, sleet, snow and strong winds. Understand the type of hazardous weather that affects you and your family where you live,.Develop an emergency plan based on your local weather hazards and practice your plan and Share your weather preparedness plan with friends and family.
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.
The MFD recruitment and application period has closed.
A Rewarding Career!
Firefighting is a highly rewarding career that provides a vital service to the community. Firefighters work as a team to save and protect life, and property at fires or life threatening emergencies. The physical demands of the career requires that Firefighters must be in good health and excellent physical condition. If you can meet the challenge of strenuous work, and like the idea of helping people, consider applying for FIREFIGHTER!
Firefighters Also Provide
Emergency Medical Services
Hazardous Materials Response
Confined Space & Collapse Rescue
The Minneapolis Fire Department has exciting career opportunities for men and women
Paid on-the-job training while you earn college credits