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The Minneapolis Fire Department is led by John Fruetel. Chief Fruetel has served in the department for more than 30 years, where he began his service in 1979. He has held the position of firefighter, fire captain, battalion chief, duty deputy chief, deputy chief of training and assistant chief of operations. He began his tenure as the Fire Chief on March 1, 2012.

Chief Fruetel is committed to firefighter safety, prevention and education, and community engagement. The Minneapolis Fire Department has a proud history of providing emergency response to the City of Minneapolis. People who live, work, and play in Minneapolis receive superior emergency service from a highly skilled workforce. Minneapolis firefighters are trained to respond to structure fires, medical emergencies, emergencies on lakes and rivers, technical and hazardous materials crises, and natural disasters citywide.

The department recruits and develops a diverse workforce that respects individual differences. Chief Fruetel prides himself on leading a department of firefighters who enrich the city while serving in the community.

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The Minneapolis Fire Department is a customer service organization committed to providing professional emergency and non-emergency services to protect lives, property and the environment of our community and the region we serve.

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Minneapolis Fire Department Begins Youth Programs

Fire and Emergency Services Explorer program  The Minneapolis Fire and Emergency Services Explorer program is open to young men and woman living in Minneapolis ages 15-21. The Explorer program is a hands-on career exploration and leadership development program designed to spark interest in the Fire and Emergency Service fields.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Pathways program   The Minneapolis Fire Department is partnering with the Minneapolis Public Schools and Hennepin Technical College to offer an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Pathways program. This two year program for 11th and 12th graders, is currently being offered at Roosevelt High School.

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Last updated Jul 6, 2015