Kerkhoven Fire Department

Find Kerkhoven Minnesota fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Kerkhoven Fire Department 202 9th Street Kerkhoven MN 56252 320-264-5547


About Kerkhoven Fire Departments

Kerkhoven Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Kerkhoven, MN community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Kerkhoven Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

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  • Kerkhoven Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Kerkhoven

Kerkhoven Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Minnesota are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Swift County. Kerkhoven Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Swift County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Kerkhoven, MN

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Kerkhoven PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Kerkhoven Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Kerkhoven Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Kerkhoven Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Swift County and Minnesota Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Kerkhoven schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Kerkhoven Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.