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Bloomington Fire Department
Proudly serving our citizens since 1947
The 120 members of the volunteer, paid-on-call Bloomington Fire Department respond to fire
calls from six fire stations throughout the city. The average response time is 4.5 minutes. All
firefighters wear pagers and their availability times vary so all calls are responded to all
day, every day.
Digging in your yard? Call 811 first and avoid 911 later
Inspectors on scene after a natural gas emergency hear it often: “I noticed a strange smell but didn’t know what it was so I didn’t do anything.” That rotten-egg smell could mean there is a natural gas leak — and it could be deadly.
The best way to avoid an emergency or unintentionally striking an underground facility is to call 811 before you dig.
April is Safe Digging Month in Minnesota. As winter-weary homeowners get ready to enjoy the warm weather and tackle their spring yard projects, The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Pipeline Safety (MNOPS) reminds Minnesotans to call before they dig.
CenterPoint grant to be used for fire rescue tools
The City of Bloomington was recently awarded a $2,500 Community Partnership Grant
from CenterPoint Energy. The grant will be used to purchase extraction tools for the
Bloomington Fire Department.
Car seat clinic – now monthly!
Third Thursday every month, 6 - 8 p.m.
Fire Station #1
Have your child car seat's installation checked
Did you know that almost 75 percent of child safety seats are installed incorrectly? Come
to a clinic and let our personnel check whether yours is properly installed. Keep that
precious cargo safe!
Special programs for the public
Smoke Detector Program
The Bloomington Fire Department will install smoke detectors with batteries as well as
check and change smoke detector batteries free of charge to qualified Bloomington
residents. The Department will install a smoke detector for each level of the residence as
needed. Fire personnel are available for detector installations, checks and battery
changes. Appointments can be made by calling Roxy Markkanen or Lori Sarff at Station One,
Fire prevention activities
Fire prevention visits: The Bloomington Fire Department will present fire
prevention programs to Bloomington schools, clubs, organizations and residents.
Firefighters deliver information appropriate for children of all ages. Among the most
popular programs are the Fire Safety House, truck visits, station tours, and Sparky the
Fire Dog and Pluggie. These events allow children to come in contact with firefighters and
see the gear, equipment and tools that are used to help residents of the city. Department
members assist fourth-grade elementary school teachers with the Junior Fire Safety Program
each winter. They also visit many block parties during National Night Out each August. To
schedule a visit, please call Roxy Markkanen or Lori Sarff at Station One, 952-563-4801.
For more information, contact:
Ulysses Seal, Fire Chief
Fire Station #1, 10 West 95th Street
PH: 952-563-4801, FAX: 952-884-7678