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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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The American Red Cross are proud providers of American Heart Association CPR/ EEC training and certification, serving Minneapolis, St Paul and the entire Twin Cities Metro. Learning the life-saving skills of CPR has never been easier. Depending on your needs, choose to enroll in one of our regularly scheduled classes or request a course designed specifically for your group, at your location! Classes can even be scheduled for the next day! Our lead instructor is a Firefighter/EMT with real world CPR and first aid experience. He makes all of our courses exciting, fun, and convenient! We have no minimum student class requirement and also offer online training with skills test-outs. Take a look below and see which class is right for you!

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Find more about Weather in Minneapolis, MNMFD Weather LogoMFD WinterTornado season is here

Severe Weather Awareness Week April 13-17

The National Weather Service, along with the Homeland Security and Emergency Management offices have designated the week of April 13-17 as Severe Weather Awareness/Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. In order to prepare for the severe weather season, state-wide tornado drills will take place on Thursday, April 16  from 1-2 p.m.

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Last updated Apr 23, 2015