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This information about personal safety, community alerts, and other useful topics is provided by the Bloomington Fire Department.

July 20

Safety tips for hot days

Temperatures are forecasted to hit the 90s for the next couple of days.. Here are some helpful tips from the Minnesota Department of Health to help you stay cool and stay safe.
July 11

New Fire Station 4 planning underway

The existing Fire Station 4 is more than 50 years old and no longer meets the needs of the community or the Bloomington Fire Department.
July 7

Fire Station 4 Construction

Changes are coming to Fire Station 4 located at 4201 West 84th Street.
May 3

Prescribed burns taking place

Each year the Park Maintenance, Bloomington Fire Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conduct prescribed burns together to restore Bloomington’s native prairies, wetlands and park landscapes.
March 11

Recognizing 911 dispatchers

Telecommunicators, also known as 911 dispatchers, play a critical role in public safety. They are the first link between callers and first responders. They gather information that makes it possible to send appropriate aid and help those in
December 30

Tools of the trade: Mini-pumper

The Bloomington Fire Department uses a truck known as a mini-pumper to put out fires in places full-sized fire trucks can’t fit.
September 22

Meet a Bloomington firefighter

James Jonathan has been a Bloomington firefighter for a little more than a year. He serves out of Station 1.