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BFD – Bloomington Fire Department

The 120 members of the paid-on-call Bloomington Fire Department respond to fire calls from six fire stations throughout the city. The average response time is approximately 5 minutes. All firefighters wear pagers and their availability times vary so all calls are responded to all day, every day.  

Bloomington Fire Department- ISO Rating (Class 2)

In March of 2017 the Insurance Services Office (ISO) completed a Public Protection Classification survey on the Bloomington Fire Department. In July the ISO released the rating for the Bloomington (MN) Fire Department as a Class 2 Fire Department. The survey reviews Emergency Communications, Fire Department Operations & Training, Water Supply and Community Risk Reduction. ISO rates each department with a score from 1 to 10 (1 being the best). ISO's Public Protection Classification Program plays an important role in the underwriting process at insurance companies. The Bloomington Fire Department's Class 2 rating is only achieved by 1,323 other departments in the United States and currently one other in the State of Minnesota. There are only 241 fire departments with a class-1 rating Countrywide.  

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Car seat clinic - now monthly!

Third Wednesday of every month, 6 - 8 p.m. at Fire Station 1

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! 

To schedule a visit, please call Roxy Markkanen or Lori Sarff at Fire Station 1, 952-563-4801.

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 Fire Station 1, 952-563-4801.

Fire prevention activities and visits

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 Fire Station 1, 952-563-4801.