Fire Department

Station 1

The Brainerd Fire Department offers a wide range of services to provide for a safe community.  The fire department is 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 Tim Holmes is responsible for the operation of the department and provides leadership to staff.  Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Dave 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 34 firefighters serving the Brainerd Fire Department.  Firefighters respond to an average of 450 calls per year.  The Fire Service coverage area is nearly 300 square miles and serves 35,000 residents. 

The Brainerd Fire Department is proud to host the
Minnesota State Fire Department Association 
142nd Annual Conference and Fire School
June 7 - 10, 2017.

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In conjunction with the conference, the Brainerd Fire Department
will also be celebrating its 145th anniversary.