Brown County Fire Department

Find Brown County 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.


Comfrey Fire Department 120 East Brown Street Comfrey MN 56019 507-877-4405


Hanska Fire Department 201 Washington Avenue Hanska MN 56041 507-439-6220

New Ulm Fire Department 526 8th North Street New Ulm MN 56073 507-359-8200

Sleepy Eye Fire Department 123 2nd Avenue Southwest Sleepy Eye MN 56085 507-794-6652

Springfield Fire Department 8 North Cass Avenue Springfield MN 56087 507-723-3522

About Brown County Fire Departments

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

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Brown County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Brown County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Brown County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Brown County

Brown County 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 Brown County. Brown County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Brown County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Brown County, MN

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Brown County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Brown County 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.

Brown County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Brown County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Brown 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 Brown County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Brown County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.