Fire Department


Attend our Open House! 
Thursday, October 4 from 5 to 7 pm at our Fire Station located at 23 Laurel Street

Tour the Fire Station and see the fire trucks, participate in hands-on learning activities for children and adults, meet the firefighters and other community emergency service providers, visit safety displays, register for door prizes and have refreshments!

Brainerd Fire Department offers a wide range of services to provide for a safe community. 

We are committed to providing high quality service to the residents of Brainerd and Baxter, and the residents of six townships; Crow Wing, Long Lake, Oak Lawn, Nokay Lake, St. Mathias and Unorganized/1st Assessment.

Fire Chief Holmes is responsible for the operation of the department and provides leadership to staff.  Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Cox provides fire code enforcement.  An Administrative Specialist provides records and office support to the Fire Chief.

Two Battalion Chiefs and five Captains are amongst the ranks of 37 firefighters serving the Brainerd Fire Department.  Firefighters respond to an average of 450 calls per year and serve 35,000 residents in our coverage area of nearly 300 square miles.  

Our firefighters train over 3,700 hours a year and we reach over 10,000 children and adults annually with public education.