Minneapolis Fire Department

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Minneapolis Fire Department
MinneapolisFireDepartmentLogo.png
Operational area
Country  United States
State  Minnesota
City Minneapolis
Agency overview[1]
Annual calls 41,348 (2015)
Employees 422 (2015)
Annual budget $61,444,858 (2015)
Staffing Career
Fire chief John Fruetel
IAFF 82
Facilities and equipment[1]
Battalions 5
Stations 19
Engines 19
Tillers 2
Platforms 2
Quints 3
Rescues 3
HAZMAT 1
Rescue boats 1
Light and air 1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The Minneapolis Fire Department provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota.[2]

Operations[edit]

The MFD currently operates out of 19 Fire Stations, located throughout the city in 5 Battalions, under the command of 5 Battalion Chiefs and 1 Deputy Chief per shift.[3] The MFD is also home to the Minnesota Task Force One (MNTF1) USAR Unit.

Minnesota Task Force 1[edit]

The Minneapolis Fire Department is the sponsoring agency of Minnesota Task Force 1 (MN-TF1) an urban search and rescue team based in Minneapolis–Saint Paul.[4] Similar to the FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Forces located across the United States, MN-TF1 is a State of Minnesota resource designed to assist with emergencies involving natural or manmade disasters that require search and rescue personnel. The task force is made up of firefighters, police officers and paramedics with specialties including heavy rescue, HazMat, medical and structure engineers.[4] Along with members of the Minneapolis Fire Department, the team also has members from the Edina Fire Department, Rochester Fire Department and Saint Paul Fire Department

Stations and apparatus[edit]

As of May 2015 this is a complete list of all Minneapolis Fire Department fire station locations and the apparatus assigned to them.[5]

Neighborhood Engine Truck Special Chief Battalion
1 Central Engine 1 Medic 1 Deputy 1 [6]
2 Sheridan Engine 2 Boat 2 Battalion 5 5 [7]
4 Sumner-Glenwood Engine 4 Ladder 4 (Platform) 4 [8]
5 Powderhorn Park Engine 5 Air Supply/Salvage 3 [9]
6 Stevens Square Engine 6 Ladder 11 (Tiller) Mobile Command Battalion 1 1 [10]
7 Seward Engine 7 Ladder 3 (Tiller) Battalion 3 3 [11]
8 Whittier Engine 8 Rescue 1 Gator 1 [12]
11 Marcy-Holmes Engine 11 Rescue 9 Mobile Lab 5 [13]
12 Morris Park Engine 12 Boat 12, Airboat 12 3 [14]
14 Folwell Engine 14 Ladder 10 (Tiller) Battalion 4 4 [15]
15 Audubon Park Engine 15 Ladder 7 (Quint) 5 [16]
16 Harrison Engine 16 4 [17]
17 Bryant Engine 17 Battalion 2 2 [18]
19 Prospect Park Engine 19 Boat 19, Mass Decon Unit 1 & 2 5 [19]
20 Lind-Bohanon Engine 20 MCI Bus 4 [20]
21 Howe Engine 21 Ladder 2 (Quint) 3 [21]
22 West Calhoun Engine 22 Boat 22, Fire Investigator 2 [22]
27 Windom Engine 27 Ladder 5 (Platform) 2 [23]
28 Fulton Engine 28 Boat 28 2 [24]

Notable Incidents[edit]

I-35 West Mississippi River Bridge Collapse[edit]

In 2007 the Minneapolis Fire Department responded to the I-35W Mississippi River bridge collapse after the central span of the bridge suddenly gave way, followed by the adjoining spans.[25][26] Northern sections of the bridge fell into a rail yard, landing on three unoccupied and stationary freight cars.[27]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Annual Fire Statistics" (PDF). Retrieved 20 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Link to Official Website of the City of Minneapolis' Minneapolis Fire Department Page". Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Fire Department Locations". City of Minneapolis. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
  4. ^ a b "About Us". Minnesota Task Force 1. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  5. ^ Freedman, David. "Stations". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 1". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 2". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 4". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 5". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 6". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  11. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 7". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  12. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 8". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  13. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 11". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  14. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 12". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  15. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 14". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  16. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 15". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  17. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 16". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  18. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 17". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  19. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 19". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  20. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 20". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  21. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 21". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  22. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 22". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  23. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 27". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  24. ^ Freedman, David. "Station 28". The Extra Alarm Association of The Twin Cities, Inc. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  25. ^ Highway Accident Report: Executive Summary (Report). National Transportation Safety Board. November 14, 2008. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Survivors Describe Terror as Bridge Collapsed". CNN. August 2, 2007. Archived from the original on August 2, 2007. 
  27. ^ "I-35W Bridge Collapses". Star Tribune. Minneapolis. August 1, 2007. Archived from the original on August 10, 2007. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°59′0″N 93°16′0″W / 44.98333°N 93.26667°W / 44.98333; -93.26667